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Working toward broadband access

04/08/09 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Two years ago Governor Douglas outlined a goal of providing broadband service to every Vermonter by the end of 2010.  New poll numbers from UVM's Center for Rural Studies show at least 35% of households still don't have access. 

We talk with Bill Shuttleworth, the Executive Director of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority, about the effort to connect every Vermont household to broadband.  We also look into how our state's deep digital divide impacts the economy with Al Duey from the Vermont Rural Broadband Project. (Listen)

 

Also in the program, our series on backyard farming continues. Earlier in the week, we learned about raising pigs, next we explore the extraordinary diversity and personality of chickens in a visit to Jennifer Megyesi's South Royalton farm. (Listen)

 

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