build broadband to all 14
GOAL ACHIEVED MARCH 27, 2019:
ICYMI: The Vermont House passes “what may be the largest broadband investment Vermont has made in years.” –VTDigger.org
High-speed broadband internet opens economic markets and drives innovation. Vermonters in all 14 counties benefit when they can tap into the commerce and resources available on the web. Like rural electrification in the 1930s, extending high-speed broadband to all corners of the state is an issue of creating a Vermont that works for all of us, not just the select few. On March 27, 2019, the House passed its Broadband Bill on a vote of 139-2.
Vermonters Lack Access to High-Speed Internet
“Access to high-speed broadband service is a fundamental requirement for growing our rural economy. If we are serious about creating a Vermont that works for everyone, we must empower communities with the tools they need to solve deficiencies in broadband connectivity.”
– Representative Tim Briglin (D-Thetford).