The company proposed projects in Burke and Wilmington, totaling $155,000, to satisfy a January order from the Public Utilities Commission involving service quality.
The Department of Public Service is looking to subsidize well-established internet providers, potentially at the expense of fledgling Communications Union Districts.
The company reported about 200 customers were impacted, but the Department of Public Service said that figure appeared low.
Officials are considering using federal relief funds to close the gap in internet service in rural areas. Estimates range from $85 million-$293 million.
State officials and others working in community internet lay out the roadblocks — and strategies — for the new broadband districts in the Northeast Kingdom and elsewhere.
An optical fiber was cut when a bridge washed out between South Burlington and Williston. But that doesn’t explain why 26 of Verizon’s cell towers were knocked offline.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will visit Vermont this week to determine which counties qualify for disaster aid.
Since the state opened an investigation into Consolidated Communications last year, the company’s performance has improved dramatically.
A shift toward the internet and the possible impact of a new FCC proposal means revenues will continue to decline — until Vermont finds a new way for its 25 access organizations to stay financially viable.
The state is asking towns to weigh in on a new proposal to address the old problem of cell coverage in sparsely populated parts of the state.
Mississippi and Wyoming were at the bottom of the list, while New Jersey and Massachusetts took the top spots.
The telco says its network will cover 99.9 percent of the state in a few years. But it’s hard to know what ‘coverage’ even means.
Two companies are interested in expanding cell coverage to rural corners of the state. Neither of them would use the $4 million in equipment left over from the last effort.
A survey showed that despite providers’ claims, there are areas along Vermont’s major roads where a cell phone user can’t pick up a signal.