VTA Seeks Public Input on State Telecommunications Needs Post-2013

Release Date: 
August 28, 2012 - 4:00pm

Montpelier — The Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA) is seeking public input on its work with telecommunications infrastructure in Vermont post-2013 in a Public Comment Session to be held over Vermont Interactive Television (VIT) on September 5, 2012 from 4-7 PM.  Through this process, the VTA aims to gather information about the telecommunications industry as Vermonters experience it.  Comments will be sought from the general public on how they see the telecommunications needs changing in Vermont, and what they think are the most important goals and objectives for the state and the VTA to be focusing on in the next 3-5 years. Input will assist in the VTA’s future plans for helping Vermont’s to succeed in the global economy.

The state has a goal of statewide cellular and broadband availability by the end of 2013, and the VTA is charged with making investments of state dollars to help achieve this goal.  The VTA will use public input gathered at the planned Public Comment Session as it considers recommendations on future telecommunications goals for the state after 2013.

This Public Comment Session will be facilitated and will be accessible from Vermont Interactive Television (VIT) locations in Bennington, Montpelier, Newport, Springfield and St. Albans.