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VTA Terminates Grants To Vt. Broadband Provider
Friday, 03/29/13
By Steve Zind
The Vermont Telecommunications Authority has terminated two grants awarded to the Springfield based broadband provider VTel. The decision stems from what was described as a performance problem with one grant.
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ECFiber Turns To Grassroots Business Model
Thursday, 03/07/13
By Steve Zind
Five 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.
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Vt. Measures Broadband Access With Complex Mapping
Thursday, 01/17/13
By Steve Zind
A few eyebrows were raised last month when the state announced that fully 95 percent of homes, businesses and institutions in Vermont are served by broadband. The figure is based on a complex mapping project, and there is an asterisk or two next to it.
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Final Report Issued For Community Broadband Project
Tuesday, 11/27/12
By Jane Lindholm
The group e-Vermont has wrapped up its work on a community broadband project that helped people in rural towns improve online access, services and digital literacy.
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New Funding Brings Broadband To Rural Communities
Wednesday, 09/05/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Shumlin Administration says it's optimistic that it will meet its goal of having full broadband coverage in every part of the state by the end of next year.
VPR News
Some Vershire Residents Back Alternate Plan For Broadband
Wednesday, 07/25/12
By Steve Zind
Some Vershire residents say they've got a better plan for broadband than the FairPoint service the state supports.
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Broadband Expands Its Reach In North Central Vt.
Wednesday, 06/06/12
Governor 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.
VPR News
Verizon To Roll Out 4G Service
Friday, 05/11/12
Verizon Wireless is introducing a new, higher-speed communications network in about 30 Vermont communities.
VPR News
Meeting Vermont's Broadband Goal By 2013
Monday, 01/30/12
By Jane Lindholm
Karen Marshall, who heads the state government's Connect Vermont office, outlinest where Vermont stands in completing the Shumlin administration's goal of universal broadband by 2013.
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Vermont Edition
Vermont’s Reach Into Space
Monday, 01/30/12
By Jane Lindholm
We hear from Vermonters with ties to the International Space Station on space exploration and Connect Vermont Chief Karen Marshall on where the state's broadband project stands.
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Reconnected After Irene, Granville Pushes To Close Digital Divide
Monday, 12/19/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Granville was one of 13 communities that Tropical Storm Irene's floodwaters completely disconnected from the rest of the state in August. Since then, the Addison County town has been reconnected physically. But Granville still faces a gaping digital divide.
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Utility Agreement Will Expand Smart Grid, Broadband
Wednesday, 07/20/11
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 together.
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FairPoint Makes Progress In Extending Broadband
Tuesday, 07/05/11
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.
VPR News
E-Vermont Brings Computer Training To Towns
Tuesday, 05/24/11
By Mitch Wertlieb
The uphill climb to bring broadband internet service access to all Vermont communities continues. And once a town gets the broadband it wants, the e-Vermont Community Broadband Project is working to help residents know how to get the most out of the new technology.
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State Wants Public's Help In Improving Broadband
Thursday, 05/12/11
By John Dillon
The Shumlin Administration wants to deliver broadband Internet service to all Vermonters by 2013. To meet that challenge, state government is asking the public for help.
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Lawmakers Advance Bill To Expand Broadband Service
Tuesday, 04/12/11
By John Dillon
The Legislature is poised to relax permitting requirements so companies can quickly put up telecommunications facilities. But critics of the bill designed to expand broadband Internet and cell phone service in the state say it doesn't do enough to set deadlines and performance standards.
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Senate Advances Bill That Would Promote Statewide Broadband
Tuesday, 04/12/11
By John Dillon
The 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.
VPR News
Administration Optimistic About Expanding High-Speed Internet
Wednesday, 02/16/11
By Neal Charnoff
The Shumlin administration is optimistic about bringing high-speed internet and cell phone service to all corners of Vermont in the next two years.
VPR News
Conference Underscores That Vermont's Competitors Are Global
Monday, 02/14/11
By Steve Zind
Participants 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.
VPR News
New Appointee Will Lead Effort To Expand Broadband, Cell Phone Service
Thursday, 01/27/11
By Bob Kinzel
Chittenden County businesswoman Karen Marshall has been named by Governor Shumlin to coordinate efforts to expand broadband and cell phone service throughout Vermont by 2013.
VPR News
Conference Looks At Strengthening Broadband In Libraries
Wednesday, 12/01/10
By Neal Charnoff
A two-day conference that kicked off today is aimed at strengthening the use of broadband in Vermont's libraries.
VPR News
Fiber Optic Group Criticizes Award For Wireless Technology
Thursday, 09/30/10
By Susan Keese
A group that wants to bring a fiber optic network to east-central Vermont says the government's choice of a plan that employs wireless technology is a poor choice.
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Broadband Grants Bring Opportunities, Challenges
Friday, 08/06/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
VPR's Mitch Wertlieb gets a kind of primer on the technological opportunities and challenges V-TEL will face, from Chris Campbell of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority.
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Vermont Telephone Wins Grant For Statewide Broadband
Wednesday, 08/04/10
By Ross Sneyd
A Vermont company has won $116 million in federal grants and loans to get high-speed computer access to practically every home in the state.
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State Plans To Build Fiber Optic Along Interstate Highways
Tuesday, 07/27/10
By John Dillon
A fiber optic cable will eventually follow the length of Vermont's interstate highways.
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