Vermont Telecom Authority seeks public comment on broadband and fiber

first_imgThe Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA) is seeking public input on issues affecting high-speed internet coverage in Vermont, and how the VTA can best support broadband expansion using state funds appropriated in its FY2012 capital appropriation.  In addition to comments related to broadband generally, comments specifically on expansion of fiber optic facilities are also being solicited. The state has a goal of statewide cellular and broadband availability by the end of 2013, and the state authority that is charged with making investments of state dollars to help achieve this goal is the Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA). The Legislature recently passed the 2012-2013 Capital Bill which provided the VTA with $10 million to advance both cellular and broadband infrastructure. The Vermont legislature authorized the VTA to build infrastructure which supports the expansion of broadband, such as towers for use by wireless broadband providers or fiber optic cable capable of directly connecting subscriber locations (’last-mile’ facilities)  as well as connecting local broadband and cellular network facilities to regional hubs (’middle mile’ facilities).  This Request for Public Comment requests input into the process of selecting infrastructure investments, especially selecting fiber optic projects to be built by the VTA.  Comments must be received by October 6, 2011 and can be submitted online at www.telecomvt.org/broadbandcomments2011(link is external). The VTA invites the general public, industry representatives, local government, regional planning and economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, businesses and business organizations, and anyone else interested in the expansion of broadband services and fiber optic infrastructure in Vermont to comment on the topics and questions contained herein. While broadband service is provided by both public and private entities in Vermont, the VTA, through this comment process seeks to identify the optimal framework and locations for the development of infrastructure that supports and grows Vermont’s economy over the long term.  VTA 9.9.2011last_img read more

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IDOR invites fairgoers to ‘step right up’

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) will join over 1,300 Indiana State Fair employees and volunteers this year at the Indiana State Fair August 3-19, 2018. “Step Right Up” will mark the first year DOR will participate for all 17 days of the fair with a booth in the Expo Hall.“Best-in-class customer service is not only providing great service when our customers come into our offices, but also providing convenient locations to serve customers and share our passion for DOR and its culture,” said DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp. “The Indiana State Fair is a great place to connect with taxpayers and share information on DOR’s programs and services.”DOR staff will be available from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. to discuss tax issues, provide tax forms or booklets as needed, and provide important information to aid customers come tax time. However, DOR staff cannot prepare or file taxes for individuals.Due to privacy and security concerns, specific tax information will not be accessible at the state fair. Customers may call DOR Customer Service at 317-232-2240, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST with any questions or concerns that require specific tax information to be accessed. Customers will also have the option to complete a contact sheet within the fair booth for DOR’s customer service team to reach out within two to three business days.The Expo Hall is located near Gate 1 off of 38th street within the Indiana State Fairgrounds. To find events, parking and admission information, visit the Indiana State Fair websitelast_img read more

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