Vermont Gets It

My friend Tom Evslin has the news on his blog. Vermont is the first state in our country to pass legislation requiring adequate cellular and broadband coverage for everyone. Being a rural state, that’s a big deal. If you read Tom’s post, you might miss the fact that he was actively involved in this process. Well done Tom.

I realize that our country has bigger priorities, like fighting terrorism, finding a way out of our health care mess, getting off our addiction to oil and other carbon based fuels. But we are so far behind other parts of the developed world when it comes to basic access to digital services. Vermont is showing the way. Through a public/private partnership, we can get there. But we need the government to do its part.

New York? When are you going to get going on this?