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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
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).
MassGIS will maintain the data and update as needed.
Last Updated 1/26/2016