January 2016

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Overview

This table contains the public Electric, Natural Gas, and Cable Television utility providers for each Massachusetts municipality. The source of data for Electric and Natural Gas was the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, September 2015. The source of data for Cable utilities was the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable, June 2015. In addition, a field also stores information on whether a community provides its own Internet service (source: Northeast Public Power Association, July 2015).

The table is stored as TOWNS_POLY_UTILITIES and may be joined to any community boundaries layer on the TOWN_ID column. In MassGIS' ArcSDE database, three spatial views have been created that join this table to town polygons: TOWNS_POLY_V_CABLE, TOWNS_POLY_V_ELEC and TOWNS_POLY_V_GAS.

These themes are available in Oliver and the MassGIS Data Viewer from the menu choices:

CATEGORY:Infrastructure > SUBCATEGORY:Public Utility Providers

Electricity

View PDF Map pdf format of PDF Map - Electricity Providers in Massachusetts 2015

Natural Gas

View PDF Map pdf format of PDF Map - Natural Gas Providers in Massachusetts 2015

Cable Television

View PDF Map pdf format of PDF Map - Cable Providers in Massachusetts 2015

Attributes

The TOWNS_POLY_UTILITIES table has the following fields:
Item Name Description
TOWN_ID 3-digit municipality identifier (1-351)
TOWN Official municipality name
ELEC Electric service provider
GAS Natural Gas service provider
CABLE Cable service provider
INTERNET Indicates (with "Y") if a municipality provides its own Internet service
ELEC_LABEL Modified label for electricity provider for map legends. The text "Municipal" is used instead of the community's power company (which is stored in the ELEC field).
GAS_LABEL Modified label for natural gas provider for map legends. The text "Municipal" is used instead of the community's power company (which is stored in the GAS field).
CABL_LABEL Modified label for cable TV provider for map legends. The text "Municipal" is used instead of the community's cable company (which is stored in the CABLE field).

Maintenance

MassGIS will maintain the data and update as needed.

Last Updated 1/26/2016