Telecommunications Plan Update

The Vermont 10-year Telecommunications Plan is due for an update.  While telecommunications have improved overall in Vermont, there are still many Vermonters and businesses that still have substandard cell and broadband service. H.347 amends the statute to require that when the Department of Public Service updates the plan, it includes considerations on how telecommunications infrastructure or lack thereof affects health care and human services, public safety, and workforce development and training. The plan will be reported to the legislature in January, 2018.