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VT Community Broadband Board (VCBB)

The VCBB was established by Act 71 (2021)—An act relating to accelerated community broadband deployment—to coordinate, facilitate, support, and accelerate the development and implementation of universal community broadband solutions.

The board will develop policies and programs to accelerate community efforts that advance the State’s goal of achieving universal access to reliable, high-quality, affordable, fixed broadband achieving speeds of at least 100 Mbps symmetrical.

Mission Statement

It is the purpose of the VCBB and Vermont Community Broadband Fund to support policies and programs designed to accelerate community efforts that advance the State’s goal of achieving universal access to reliable, high-quality, affordable, and fixed broadband. The VCBB was created to coordinate, facilitate, support, and accelerate the development and implementation of universal community broadband solutions.

Board Members

Patty Richards, Chair - Patty.Richards@partner.vermont.gov

Holly Groschner - Holly.Groschner@partner.vermont.gov

Dan Nelson - Dan.Nelson@partner.vermont.gov

Brian Otley - Brian.Otley@partner.vermont.gov

Laura Sibilia - Laura.Sibilia@partner.vermont.gov

Staff

Christine Hallquist, Executive Director - christine.hallquist@vermont.gov

Robert Fish, Deputy Director - robert.fish@vermont.gov 

Toni Clithero, General Counsel - toni.clithero@vermont.gov

Alissa Matthews, Special Projects Director - alissa.matthews@vermont.gov

Lucy Rogers, Rural Broadband Technical Assistance Specialist - lucy.rogers@vermont.gov

Kristin Brynga, Director of Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management - kristin.brynga@vermont.gov

Herryn Herzog, Communications and Outreach Manager - herryn.herzog@vermont.gov

Steven Zubkoff, Broadband Project Developer - steven.zubkoff@vermont.gov

Britaney Watson, Digital Equity Officer - britaney.watson@vermont.gov 

Chance Payette, Administrative Services Manager III - chance.payette@vermont.gov

Alexei Monsarrat, Rural Broadband Technical Assistance Specialist - alexei.monsarrat@vermont.gov

 

Governance

Please visit our Governance Webpage 

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