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Better Broadband for Central Vermont

113 Signatures Goal: 250



To: Governor Peter Shumlin and members of the VTA:

Deference in ECFiber territory to Fairpoint Communication’s inferior service is an injustice to all. ECFiber has offered central Vermont a superior alternative and there still remain other areas in the state with no broadband service offers that would welcome Fairpoint’s service.

We urge the Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA) to honor the 128 grant application process and ECFiber’s application because:
• The grant will bring broadband services to un-served areas of the EC Fiber territory
• ECFiber’s application offers superior fiber optic broadband service that far exceeds grant requirements of 5 megs/sec.
• ECFiber’s application offers open access fiber optic infrastructure to all providers.

We also urge the Department of Public Service (DPS) to reconsider its settlement with Fairpoint Communications to provide broadband service to un-served Chelsea and Vershire areas because:
• Fairpoint announced 2 days after the VTA 128 grant deadline that it was going to build DSL in un-served areas of ECFiber territory.
• The DSL combined speed required by the DPS is “up to”.965 megs/sec. This is 5 times less than the speeds required by the VTA grant.

Please allow the original VTA 128 grant to go through, thereby helping ECFiber communities to move closer to universal true high speed broadband service. The areas targeted by the VTA grant will be grateful and the entire ECFiber network will be enhanced.

Sponsor

EC Fiber

Links

http://www.ecfiber.net/

Comment

105

Signatures

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    Michael Tisdale United States
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    Don Foster United States
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    Susan Foster United States
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    Vishal Vietnam
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    Alenk United States
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    JoeAngel Poland
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    Nadia Czech Republic
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    Stephen Farrington United States
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    Corey Klinck United States
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    Heidi Nikolaidis United States
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    Susan Hardy United States
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    Brad Atwood United States
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    jerry ward United States
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    Katherine Smith United States
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    Roger Stauss United States
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