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How much do you rely on technology?

06/12/08 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Many Vermonters muddled their way through Monday without internet service or the ability to make long distance phone calls. The outage was due to a failure in the telecommunications network company, Level 3. This is the third time in the past three weeks that the network has failed, including an outage of about a half hour Tuesday. We talk with Chris Campbell, the Telecommunications Director for Vermont's Public Service Department about how the state is responding. And, Dartmouth Sociology Professor Denise Anthony joins us to discuss the broader implications for society as we all become more dependent on technology. (Listen)

Click here to read Commissioner O'Brien's letter.

Also, this week Governor Jim Douglas signed legislation to officially recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. Juneteeth recognizes African-American emancipation from slavery, and is celebrated on the third Saturday June. The director of the Vermont Juneteenth Committee, Shirley Boyd-Hill, joins us to talk about the holiday's history and how Vermonters plan to commemorate the day. (Listen)

 

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