Vermont's draft Digital Equity Plan Now Available for Public Comment
Review Vermont's draft Digital Equity Plan and send your comments. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, write to us at VCBB, 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620, or call us (800) 622-4496. You can also fill out our Request for Input.
Virtual Listening Session:
- Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 pm. Link to join: https://bit.ly/47A8nIR
Focus Groups for each Covered Population* (sign-up required):
- Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 5:30 pm - Rural and/or Vermonters who identify as being in a low-income household. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street, Brattleboro.
- Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6:00 pm (tentative) - Vermonters who identify as people with disabilities and Vermonters who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, LateDeafened, DeafBlind, and DeafDisabled. Virtual. Link to register coming soon!
- Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 am - Aging Vermonters (60+). Location TBD.
- Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6:00 pm - Veterans. South Burlington Library, 180 Market Street, South Burlington.
Other Ways to Comment:
If you would like to share your experience with internet access, the digital divide, and/or have ideas about how to ensure digital equity, you can email your comments to email@example.com, write to us at VCBB, 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620, or call us (800) 622-4496.
Digital equity is defined as a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy. Digital equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services.
“This is Vermont’s opportunity to build out broadband and do it right, and we want to hear from you. We are asking for your input and ideas on how we can ensure digital equity for all Vermonters so our investments benefit everyone in our state,” said Governor Phil Scott.
Anyone in need of accessibility accommodations should contact Alex Jeffery at (908) 337-8198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Covered Populations identified by the Digital Equity Act include:
- Aging individuals
- Incarcerated individuals
- Persons with disabilities
- Members of a racial or ethnic minority group
- Rural residents
- Individuals with a language barrier, including those who are English learners or have low literacy levels
- Individuals living in households with incomes not exceeding 150 percent of the poverty level