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The uncertainty over the $5 million grant comes just weeks after the state withdrew two other grants to VTel, together worth $3.4 million that were intended to fund high-speed Internet broadband.
The internationally renowned expert on citizen journalism and digital media will talk about “Transparency in the New World of Social Media and Journalism.”
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The decision comes after pressure from law enforcement and the Shumlin administration to delay passage of a bill this year.
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The VTel project aims to reach Vermont’s remotest offline areas via 200 wireless sites.
State telecomm official had dinner with VTel CEO the day before $5 million grant was given final approval
Marshall joined VTel as the new president of the firm’s Data Network, in a decision announced on Jan. 8.
Murphy said that the state will likely not request a refund for the almost $424,000 it’s already paid Yahasoft.
The state has yet to hire vendors to build and implement the systems.
Sen. Patrick Leahy successfully steered a favorable unanimous vote on electronic privacy legislation from the Senate Judiciary committee on Thursday, clearing another hurdle to updating a major decades-old privacy law.
VTel will use the money to build cell towers in towns that are now dead spots for cell service in Orange and Caledonia, and parts of Orleans and Washington.
The money will go to the Vermont Telecommunications Authority for projects in about 540 locations in 59 target communities, which lack reliable broadband access.