To market Vermont as a place where employees can work remotely, Vermonters must have reliable internet access. Vermonters across the state, especially in rural communities, benefit when they can tap into the commerce, educational opportunities, and resources available on the web.
H.513 Broadband Expansion Bill invests $1.5 million in Fiscal year 2020 into three areas of need:
• The Broadband Innovation Grant Program
• Connectivity Initiative grants
• Increased funding for the Department of Public Service.
These investments target the 17,000 Vermont households that lack access to the most basic internet service.
This investment will boost Vermont’s economy and improve Vermonters’ quality of life!