Tom Howe

Just give us the broadband, FairPoint

Have our telecommunication industry leaders lost their sense of industrious problem-solving? Have our elected officials lost the power of their voices?

In 2010, FairPoint sent offers of high-speed Internet. When we called to “sign up now,” we were told “not available in your area.”

In 2011, in calls to the governor's office, we were told that the state was making an effort to have a plan to provide Internet to our address by the end of the year.

In 2012, elected officials encouraged a meeting with Karen Marshall, then-chief of Connect VT, at the Putney Fire Station, and we registered as unserved/underserved at Representatives at the state Division of Consumer Affairs & Public Information encouraged us to contact VTel.

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