Request for Public Comment on Broadband and Fiber Optic Expansion

SUMMARY: The Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA) is seeking public input on issues affecting high-speed Internet coverage in Vermont, and how the VTA can best support broadband expansion using state funds appropriated in its FY2012 capital appropriation. In addition to comments related to broadband generally, comments specifically on expansion of fiber optic facilities are also being solicited.  Comments must be received by October 6, 2011.

RESPONSES: The VTA invites the general public, industry representatives, local government, regional planning and economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, businesses and business organizations, and anyone else interested in the expansion of broadband services and fiber optic infrastructure in Vermont to comment on the topics and questions contained herein.