High Speed Internet access (Broadband) is spreading rapidly to Addison County homes and businesses.

It constitutes a critical component of infrastructure necessary to support community connectedness and help drive economic development and competitiveness. In fifteen years, the Internet has changed shopping, entertainment, and communications, and these profound changes are bound to affect our region more dramatically in the future.

As part of a state-wide effort, the Addison County Regional Planning Commission has formed a multi-stakeholder team to create a technology plan that will lay out how we can effectively use the universal high-speed internet coverage that is coming to the region. What are the needs and opportunities? What are the technology-related goals for each of the various sectors, and what are the strategies and actions to meet those goals? Key topics include training, tools, and applications.

The team is comprised of representatives from a variety of sectors, including businesses, non-profits, emergency services, education, libraries, media, health care, government, agriculture, and tourism. Vermont Broadband Technology Plan, published fall 2012.

Please contact Regional Planner Kevin Lehman for more information.

Addison County Regional Planning Commission | 14 Seminary Street Middlebury, VT 05753 | 802.388.3141 |

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