On March 24, 2021

Dept. of Public Service seeks preliminary input on 10-year telecommunications plan

The Vermont Dept. of Public Service announced two pre-draft public hearings on the 10-year telecommunications plan. The plan will provide an overview of statewide growth and development as it relates to future requirements for telecommunications services, including patterns of urban expansion, statewide and service area economic growth, shifts in transportation modes, economic development, technological advances, and other trends and factors that will significantly affect state telecommunications policy and programs.

The plan will cover a broad range of telecommunications services, including voice telephony, broadband, mobile-wireless services, and enhanced services. Members of the public are encouraged to raise issues and ideas for inclusion in the plan.  The department will issue a public comments draft in mid-May and a final plan on June 30. Public comments will be accepted on the plan throughout the process up until June 30. Meeting links and call in information available at: publicservice.vermont.gov/content/10-year-telecommunications-plan.

Consumers can provide input in writing by responding to this brief survey.

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