Hot on the heels of Sen. Rockefeller's demand for 100Mbps broadband, echoing the sentiments of the FTTH Council, Vermont has passed a so-called "e-state" bill that requires adequate cellular and broadband coverage across the entire state. This is monumental for a rural state where those living outside of cities often don't have access to more than basic phone service. Norway has also joined the push for universal broadband access, realizing that a digital divide between urban and rural is bad for the economy. The Universal Broadband Express is really picking up some steam!
Vermont and Norway Join Push For Universal Broadband
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