Fractals of Change: January 2010

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3 posts from January 2010

January 31, 2010

Should Vermont Pay for Broadband Deployment?

"Does extending broadband access to the last unserved 5% of Vermonters really stimulate economic development?" one Vermont senator asked.

"Why should the State provide money to make that happen?" asked another senator.

Two good questions at a time when Vermont More...

January 16, 2010

Challenges for Change

Vermont has a $150 million hole to fill in its fiscal year 2011 general fund budget. State revenues are at a five year low with no immediate prospect of a return to bubble-highs; there is a recession-fueled increase in caseloads for social services; federal stimulus money is running out. Short te More...

January 10, 2010

Backroads Broadband

We ARE going to get there from here. The Backroads Broadband Program, which was proposed by Governor Jim Douglas in his State of the State address to the legislature last week, is aimed at making broadband a More...

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