Vermonters could see whether the fledgling districts are the answer to a problem that’s spanned gubernatorial administrations
Connecting Vermont’s most rural homes to high-speed internet has been a challenge for decades. Christine Hallquist, the incoming executive director of the state’s new community broadband board, hopes to finish the job within seven years.
Hallquist, the Democratic nominee for governor in 2018, will lead efforts to expand internet access in Vermont, using $150 million from the federal American Rescue Act Plan.
One problem with private telecommunications companies is that the goal of making a profit goes against the goal of providing service to every last address.
The company founded by Elon Musk declined to testify at a legislative hearing on the internet service last week. Some lawmakers expressed “less than zero” interest in working with Starlink. There’s currently a waiting list for the service.
Hallquist, former Vermont Electric Co-op CEO and gubernatorial candidate, brings infrastructure build-out experience to the Northeast Kingdom CUD’s operation.
Taylor Small, Ember Quinn and Jamie Dufour are hoping to be the first openly transgender person to hold a Vermont legislative seat.
H. Brooke Paige, who is running for secretary of state, mocked the former gubernatorial candidate for being transgender in a series of Facebook comments.
A study was ordered by the Legislature to find a way to help 80,000 underserved Vermonters.
The electric company, which has 1,300 customers, has not asked for a rate increase since 2010.
Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist is among several activists calling for an end to laws banning toplessness.
The nation’s first transgender major-party gubernatorial candidate is creating a renewable energy company as she continues to speak out on personal and political issues.
As high school and college students prepare to rally for action to address climate change, municipal and state leaders urge policy changes.
The former Democratic candidate for governor was called to the Legislature to lay out her proposal to expand broadband in Vermont by encouraging utilities to install fiber infrastructure.