Vermont Passes New Universal Service Law

Vermont's Legislature passed a bill requiring universal broadband and cell phone service. The mountainous state is notorious for cell phone dead spots and most of the rural state doesn't have access to broadband services, even under the weakling 200K definition. It includes provisions for faster approval for new facilities (including towers) as well as gives municipalities the right to build their own communications systems for residents. Sounds like Vermont is going to be ahead of the curve on this one.

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