With tag: broadband
ECFiber Turns To Grassroots Business Model
By Steve Zind
years ago at Town Meeting, about two dozen towns from Montpelier to White River
Junction voted to join ECFiber, a
community based organization that promised to deliver high speed fiber optic
broadband service to every household. Today
ECFiber has been able to connect just a few hundred customers, and in the five
years that have passed, its had to dramatically change its business model.
Broadband Expands Its Reach In North Central Vt.
Peter Shumlin helped Vermont's Cloud alliance announce that it had added four new
towers that will expand service to homes and businesses in Woodbury, Hardwick,
Wolcott and parts of Elmore, Greensboro, Walden and Cabot.
Verizon To Roll Out 4G Service
Wireless is introducing a new, higher-speed communications network in about 30 Vermont communities.
Utility Agreement Will Expand Smart Grid, Broadband
Three Vermont utilities have finalized an agreement to install
"smart grid" electric technology and to expand broadband computer service. Green
Mountain Power, Central Vermont Public Service and Vermont Telephone will work
FairPoint Makes Progress In Extending Broadband
By Ross Sneyd
FairPoint Communications says it's extended high-speed broadband access to
almost 90 percent of its customers. The
company faced a state-imposed deadline last week to expand the number of people
who can get fast connections on their computers.
Senate Advances Bill That Would Promote Statewide Broadband
By John Dillon
Vermont Senate advanced legislation this morning aimed at boosting development
of cell phone and broadband service around the state. The bill relaxes regulatory and environmental oversight
for companies trying to put up telecommunications facilities. The goal is to
have full statewide coverage by the end of 2013.
Conference Underscores That Vermont's Competitors Are Global
By Steve Zind
at a conference this week in Woodstock are underscoring the fact that Vermont businesses are increasingly competing in a global
marketplace. The Second Innovation Engineering Leadership Institute
focuses on how small- and medium-sized businesses can be more creative in
designing and marketing their products.