Friday, October 19, 2007

Wireless vs Fiber Optic

Remember when the Governor waved around his phone at the state of the union saying we were all going to go digital by 2010. Well Governor while you were off cutting ribbons and driving the back roads of Vermont. Cities like Burlington are creating their own broadband infrastructure with organizations like Burlington Telecom .

Burlington Telecom is doing it with fiber optic meaning that these towns and cities will have download(and upload) speeds similar to Japan and S. Korea. Good fast broadband means jobs(not service job but high tech jobs). Cities like St Albans have a real shot at revitalization with true high speed internet not just wireless which at its best is slow and unreliable.

1 comment:

nate said...


I was just wondering this morning whatever happened to the e-State initiative. What concrete steps have been taken to realize this dream?