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 2021. The source of data for Cable utilities was the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable, November 2019. 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 Municipalities 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.
The TOWNS_POLY_UTILITIES table has the following fields:
|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:||November 30, 2021|