Vermont's broadband plan places priority on serving slow speed areas

Vermont's Department of Public Service has set a goal to bring higher speed broadband services to parts of the state that today can only get lower speed DSL or dial-up Internet service through its 2014 telecommunications plan.

The plan addresses developments in traditional telecom and cable services, while making recommendations on net neutrality. In addition, the plan takes a deeper look at the capital cost requirements to bring fiber to every E-911 location in the state.

Throughout August and September, the regulator held nine public hearings to address resident and businesses concerns about their proposed plan.

"It is our hope that this plan will help guide Vermont's future telecommunications policy," said Commissioner Chris Recchia, according to a report in the Rutland Herald.

For more:
- Rutland Herald has this article

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