Heads up Google GOOG +1.94% Fiber: A rural Vermont telephone
company might just have your $70 gigabit Internet offer beat.
Vermont Telephone Co. (VTel), whose footprint covers 17,500
homes in the Green Mountain State, has begun to offer gigabit
Internet speeds for $35 a month, using a brand new fiber network.
So far about 600 Vermont homes have subscribed.
The Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) addresses Vermont’s energy
future for electricity, thermal energy, transportation, and land use.
This document represents the efforts of numerous state agencies and
departments, and input from stakeholders and citizens who shared their
insights and knowledge on energy issues over the past ten months. The plan
can be downloaded from this website or may be viewed at the Department
of Public Service, 112 State Street, Montpelier during regular business
More about those public comments:
The release of the Final CEP 2011 includes the CEP Public Involvement
Report II (above). This document summarizes the written comments received
during the second public comment period, between the release of the CEP
Public Review Draft (CEP) on September 13, 2011 and the close of the
public comment period on November 4, 2011. Over 1,380 written comments
were received via email, the Comprehensive Energy Plan website, and
hard copy between July 15 and November 4. Approximately 350 stakeholder
groups, including municipal, business, and non-profit entities, submitted
comments. Over 830 form-letter comments were signed and submitted by
members of at least three different organizations. Over 200 comments
were submitted by individual members of the general public.
Real input from the entire state. Imagine that!
Vermont’s population is about 622,000, or the size of a single
Congressional district, so maybe it’s easier for them than for Georgia.
On the other hand, maybe a regional south Georgia energy policy,
or even a county policy, would be possible.