Video: Burlington Telecom Coop Effort Moving Ahead

Date: 18 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In December, 2012, a group of local residents decided to engage in an effort to turn beleaguered Burlington Telecom into a coop. The effort has advanced and the organization, Keep BT Local, continues to gain pledges. To date, the organization has collected pledges in the amount of $108,000 for equity and $156,000 in loan pledges. Keep … Read More

Coop Status for Burlington Telecom? Maybe…..

Date: 19 Dec 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Burlington Telecom may be headed for some changes. Due to the mismanagement of the prior Burlington Mayor Administration, the network took on an unsustainable amount of debt and damaged its reputation. Some of the plans to make the network sustainable again involve privatizing it. Unfortunately, as we have seen with public power privatizations, such an action … Read More

Burlington Telecom Announces a Gig and Computer Repair Services

Date: 5 Nov 2012 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We have covered happenings at Burlington Telecom, both positive and negative, extensively. We are glad to report some interesting new developments of this Vermont municipal network. BT is rolling out faster connections and using its competitive advantage in customer service to offer some computer repair services. Joel Banner Baird at the Burlington Free Press reported: Without cash … Read More

Bennington, Vermont, Adopts Store Size Cap

Date: 3 Aug 2004 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The city of Bennington, Vermont, has enacted a store size cap ordinance that effectively puts an end to attempts by Wal-Mart to build a giant supercenter. "The concern has been that if a single retailer becomes too large and too powerful it destroys all competition in the marketplace. And we want to avoid that," said Bennington planning director Dan Monks.… Read More

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