Rural Vermonters cannot wait any longer for broadband internet. Stories of students driving 30 minutes to use the WiFi signal at a McDonalds are heartbreaking and totally avoidable with today’s technology. It’s time for universal broadband NOW. We are concerned that the state’s current effort is rolling out too slowly and with a cost so high that we will run out of funds before we reach the last mile. We want to conduct audits every six months of the state’s progress and cost profile.
In addition, we would advocate for solutions that are both lower cost and faster to deploy. Please pledge below to support our efforts to bring broadband to rural Vermonters.