The Vermont Department of Public Service is seeking input from the public regarding the telecommunications facilities siting process, as established under 30 V.S.A. §248a. The goal is to conduct a study that ensures that the siting process is done in a manner that is transparent, fair, and responsive to the needs of the community, while also considering the development and expansion of telecommunications infrastructure in the state.
The Department will seek input via multiple means and from various stakeholders. Public input sessions will be held to ensure those impacted by technological barriers are able to have their voices heard.
The Department will ultimately share its findings in a report to the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Environment and Energy.
For more information, please see the Press Release document regarding the kickoff of the study, or visit the Department’s webpage Your Voice Matters: Input for Vermont’s 248a Process. On this page are links to a survey to provide input, and to where you can sign up for a mailing list and receive further updates about how to submit feedback.