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2024 10-Year Telecommunications Plan

Updated April 30, 2024

The Vermont Department of Public Service is working with an outside consultant to develop and write a Telecommunications Plan that meets new requirements set forth by Act 79 (2019), an act relating to broadband deployment throughout Vermont, and 30 V.S.A. § 202d, as amended by Act 137 (2020), an act relating to COVID-19 funding and assistance for broadband connectivity, housing, and economic relief. 

Final Draft VT 10-Year Telecommunications Plan

The Public Comment period concluded on March 29'th 2024. The Final Draft of the plan includes a section in which all public comment received has been complied, along with respective responses by the Department. 

 

Public Hearings on the Public Comments Draft Plan

Preliminary Draft Hearings - The Vermont Department of Public Service held three hearings in March 2024 to discuss the 10-year Telecommunications Plan, and to solicit Public Comment on the plan. The sessions were hybrid, with the in-person option in the Giga conference room at 112 State Street, 3'rd floor, Montpelier, VT and remotely via Microsoft Teams. Information, including the transcripts from the March hearings, can be found below. 

Final Draft Hearings - The Department will also host three additional hearings to present the Final Draft of the Plan to the public in May 2024. Information, such as hearing location and remote options, can be found below. Questions about the upcoming hearings on the Final Draft can be emailed to PSD.Telecom@vermont.gov 

 

PUBLIC INPUT SESSION 1
Monday March 18, 2024, 5-6 pm
Call-in: 802-828-7667  

3-18-24 Meeting Recording

3-18-24 Transcript

 

PUBLIC INPUT SESSION 2
Wednesday March 20, 2024, 5-6 pm
Call-in: 802-828-7667  

3-20-24 Meeting Recording

3-20-24 Transcript

 

PUBLIC INPUT SESSION 3
Monday March ,25, 2024, 5-6 pm
Call-in: 802-828-7667 

3-25-24 Meeting Recording

3-25-24 Transcript

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May Hearing Information: 

PUBLIC HEARING - ST ALBANS
Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, 5:30 - 6:30pm
St. Albans Town Hall
398 Georgia Shore Road, St. Albans, VT 05478

5-1-24 Meeting Recording

Northwest Access TV - Broadcasting

5-1-24 Transcript

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PUBLIC HEARING - RANDOLPH
Wednesday, May 8th, 2024, 5:30 - 6:30pm
Chandler Center for the Arts
71 N Main St, Randolph, VT  05060

5-8-24 Meeting Recording

ORCA Media - Broadcasting

5-8-24 Transcript

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PUBLIC HEARING - SPRINGFIELD
Thursday, May 16th, 2024, 5-6 pm
Black River Innovation Campus
60 Park St., Springfield, VT  05156

5-16-24 Recording

5-16-24 Transcript