Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito was back in western Massachusetts Thursday night and met with the Russell Town Select Board.
Lt. Gov. Polito said she makes it a point to visit all 351 cities and towns that make up Massachusetts and work to help them better their communities. She said she is working with Gov. Baker to bring a broadband connection to the smaller communities across the state.
“Primary issue for making sure that all the last mile communities have a plan to connect,” Lt. Gov. Polito told 22News. “This is a public safety issue, public health issue, and education issue a property value issue.”
Lt. Gov. Polito also visited Peru and Otis Thursday afternoon, checking on their progress to connect to the internet via broadband.