Of the eight new towers AT&T has proposed to the state Public Utility Commission since January as part of its FirstNet contract, only one has been approved and four have been nixed for now.
The message to Vermonters: “Take advantage now and take advantage quickly. We don’t know if and when this money may run out. We don’t know if it will be extended, if there will be another relief bill. This is your chance.”
The latest round of aid comes as lawmakers are racing to spend the majority of the $1.25 billion the state has received in federal Covid-19 assistance.
Legislators on Tuesday probed details of a new state plan to expand internet access amid the Covid-19 crisis.
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.
Vermont utilities buy and sell the credits to meet renewable energy requirements and to manage rates. But some argue that it’s not right for the premium credits from in-state generation to be sold out of state.
The changes come as regulators and policymakers are seeking to adjust the scope of the state’s efficiency utilities.
The administration has proposed an application fee ranging from $100 on smaller renewable projects to thousands of dollars for larger projects, which the renewable energy industry says could further cool growth.
State officials and a citizens advisory panel are discussing how to best review and report on the decommissioning of the former Vernon nuclear power plant.
Annual reports filed to the Department of Public Service by utilities and telecommunications companies are exempt from release under the state’s public records law because they are essentially tax returns, Judge Mary Miles Teachout ruled.
News Release — Department of Public Service December 7, 2018 Contact: Clay Purvis, Telecommunications Director (802) 371-9655 [email protected] Montpelier – The Department of Public Service will hold public hearings to gather public input on the final draft of the 2018 Vermont Telecommunications Plan. The Plan addresses the major ongoing developments in the telecommunications industry, including broadband […]
News Release –Vermont Department of Public Service November 19, 2018 Contact: James Porter, Public Advocate (802) 828-4003 [email protected] Montpelier—The Vermont Department of Public Service seeks public comments regarding the Vermont Public Utility Commission’s investigation into Consolidated Communications, Inc.’s compliance with service quality standards for retail customers of telecommunications services. The Public Utility Commission has scheduled […]
News Release — Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission Aug. 24, 2018 Contact: Bonnie Waninger, Executive Director Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission 29 Main Street, Suite 4 Montpelier, Vermont 05602 Email: [email protected] Phone: 802-229-0389 On August 6, 2018, the Central Vermont Regional Plan received a “determination of energy planning compliance” from the Vermont Department of Public […]
An attorney for pipeline opponents says documents obtained from Vermont Gas show the company has not complied with a state mandated safety review.