The first “Seat at the Table” will highlight the diverse and evolving needs of Vermonters linked to broadband access. The COVID-19 pandemic laid everything bare. Most notably, the essentialness of broadband to the economic and social well-being of Vermonters.
This “Seat at the Table” aims to highlight the myriad ways this pandemic has changed the way Vermonters access services, learning, health, economic opportunity, and civic engagement and the ways in which the state can unite in action and a readiness plan across impacted communities and groups to close the broadband gap.
Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Zach Tomanelli, Communications & Engagement Director, VPIRG
Jessa Barnard, Executive Director, Vermont Medical Society
Philene Taormina, Director of Advocacy, AARP-Vermont
Jay Nichols, Executive Director, Vermont Principals’ Association