As Vermont looks to advance its own net neutrality rules in the wake of last year’s FCC ruling that rescinded the policy at the federal level, one expert is warning that such efforts will fail, and a trade group is already threatening to sue.
Mayor Miro Weinberger wins re-election, 72 percent of residents vote to approve $85 million school budget with 8 percent property tax increase, and voters say yes to more climate action and advising funding for affordable housing.
“If that were the only item on the ballot, then you would get almost 95 percent support. But look at the curve ball that was thrown.” Question 6 passed on Tuesday with 55 percent of the vote.
“I represent a ward that definitely is divided on this question. There is a very strong camp of individuals who really are opposed to … a military presence at all, and then there’s another group of people who really want to have a military presence at the airport.”
“When the results of this election are tallied, a letter will go to the secretary of the Air Force, and the secretary of the Air Force will accept it and place it on file. The F-35s are coming.”
Doubts have emerged over whether the new purchaser of Burlington Telecom is as committed to net neutrality as the company had indicated during the bidding process.
With a new company set to take over Burlington Telecom and the Federal Communications Commission about to decide the fate of net neutrality, one city councilor says he’s worried that Obama-era internet regulations might not exist much longer for Vermont’s largest city.
If you attended Monday’s Burlington City Council meeting expecting a swift decision on a buyer of Burlington Telecom, you were in for a long and tedious wait.
The Burlington Telecom bidding process continued at an open City Council meeting Monday night, leaving two suitors standing to purchase the troubled municipal fiber-optics telecommunications network.
What was supposed to answer many Burlingtonians’ growing frustrations with their phone and cable companies has morphed into a boondoggle that has cost taxpayers more than $26 million.
After months of anticipation, and with a less-than-transparent process conducted behind closed doors, city officials finally showed their cards regarding the final bidders for the financially beleaguered Burlington Telecom.