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The Public Service Department, in coordination with the Department of Innovation and Information and the Agency of Commerce, produces a seven-year plan that serves as the basis for state telecommunications policy. The plan is updated every three years.
2014 Telecommunications Plan Public Comments Draft
The Department of Public Service, in conjunction with the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Department of Information and Innovation, is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Telecommunications Plan public comments draft. The Plan addresses the major ongoing developments in the telecommunications industry, including broadband infrastructure development, regulatory policy and recommendations for future action.
Telecommunications Plan Hearing (February 2014)
The Department of Public Service has instituted proceedings to review and revise the state's Telecommunications Plan as required by law. On February 21, 2014, the Department held a public hearing to gain input from members of the public on telecommunications issues facing the state. The Department will hold a second public hearing after producing a draft plan. The following links will take you to the transcript and video of the public hearing: Video Transcript
The Public Service Department, in coordination with the Department of Innovation and Information and the Agency of Commerce, produces a seven-year plan that serves as the basis for state telecommunications policy. The most recently released plan specifically addresses broadband, and is entitled Vermont Telecommunications Plan: Broadband (May 2011).
From July through September 2012, ICF International conducted the 2012 Vermont Telecommunications Survey on behalf of the Public Service Department. The survey, with responses from 400 Vermont residents and 521 non-residential organizations, measured Vermonters' telecommunications needs, as well as related behaviors, knowledge, awareness, and perceptions. All public, private, non-profit, and educational organizations were eligible for the survey.
The Vermont Telecommunications Almanac almanac provides key data about the status of telecommunications in Vermont. These statistics and other data provide important indicators of where Vermont has progressed in meeting its telecommunications needs, and where there is room for further improvement.