Vermont Governor Signs Broadband Bill

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Gov. Phil Scott (R-VT) signed into law H.513, saying it "increases funding to the Connectivity Initiative, which provides access to internet services in unserved or underserved areas. Because communities have the best understanding of what they need, it enables the Vermont Economic Development Authority to lend money for build out by community groups. It also creates a new broadband innovation grant program, which will fund grassroots solutions for rural Vermont and provide communities with technical assistance from the Vermont Department of Public Service."

The bill had "strong support" from the House of Representatives and Senate, Gov Scott said, adding that all parties could agree "reliable broadband is important for economic growth, education, public safety and overall access to information, services and people all over the world."

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