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Rural Broadband Access

10/08/07 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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AP Photo/Tody Talbot
Craig Santos of Eustis Cable in Brookfield, Vt. checks a fiber optic cable splice for Comcast in Ira, Vt.
High speed internet access doesn't reach many rural areas of Vermont. In those spots, people still rely on slow and unreliable dial-up service. But now some small towns are banding together and finding ways to provide broadband services to themselves. We talk with some of the leaders of these grassroots efforts, and explore how they're overcoming the challenges of bringing broadband statewide.

Also, Quebec is paying farmers to create buffers between their farm lands and Missisquoi Bay. We look at the pilot project, and what example it sets for Vermont. And, remembering writer Grace Paley.



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Vermont Rural Broadband Project East Central Fiber Network
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