Rural Vermonters urged to demonstrate their need for high-speed broadband Internet access

first_imgRidgeviewTel, a full-service broadband communications company, is helping rural Vermont residents map their broadband needs at the Vermont Dairy Festival in Enosburg Falls this weekend, June 5 through 7. In addition to participating in the popular parade, RidgeviewTel will have a tent in the festival’s concessions area equipped with access to http://weneedbroadband.com(link is external), a dial-up friendly site where festival-goers from communities under- or unserved by broadband can map their location in a system that compiles their demand for broadband to attract service and even federal stimulus dollars.”We are activists,” said  Vince Jordan, CEO of RidgeviewTel. “We understand the value of high-speed Internet and believe everyone deserves affordable broadband and the opportunities it provides. That’s why we’re reaching out inVermont and around the country, encouraging rural residents to map their location and rally their neighbors to do the same.”When the federal government starts distributing the $7.2 billion earmarked for rural broadband, it’s essential that the funds go to areas with the most need. Additionally, communities that have already been mapped for service will be decidedly more attractive to telecommunications companies receiving these funds. With the help of communities likeEnosburg Falls and others throughout Vermont, RidgeviewTel is tracking the true demand directly from the source – rural residents with little to no option for broadband Internet – and helping accelerate network deployments. Additionally, RidgeviewTel plans to share the data collected with economic development groups that can also vie for stimulus dollars and help bring broadband to communities that need it most.RidgeviewTel is a full-service broadband communications company based in Longmont, Colorado, that provides affordable, high-speed, wireless Internet services to communities under-served by traditional telecom and cable providers. Founded by President and CEO Vincent Jordan, a telecom industry veteran and entrepreneur, RidgeviewTel provides wireless broadband to 14 communities in New York, 25 in Colorado, and 15 in Illinois. For more about RidgeviewTel, visit www.ridgeviewtel.com(link is external).ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt., June 4 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

Bruce: Ref got it wrong

first_img Press Association “I think we have a blatant call for two penalties, for me the referee has got them wrong,” he said. “I can’t say too much as I had a 10 grand fine six weeks ago, but the one where their full-back clatters Nikica Jelavic was bad ebough. Then the one on Shane Long by Danny Gabbidon – it’s beyond me that the ref doesn’t give it.” Bruce certainly had a point about the second penalty shout after Long, making his Hull debut, was sent sprawling by Gabbidon’s clumsy challenge. But referee East saw nothing untoward and Bruce’s mood worsened moments later when Puncheon, whose goal last weekend sank Stoke, struck what proved to be the winner. There was more than an element of fortune about the goal as well. Yannick Bolasie reached the byline and his cross – at the second attempt – reached Puncheon, whose initial header was flying well wide. However, it hit the back of team-mate Marouane Chamakh and fell perfectly for Puncheon to crash high into the net. Hull attempted to hit back after the break but Jake Livermore blazed a good chance over and Liam Rosenior prodded wide from all of two yards. Jason Puncheon’s 16th-minute strike secured back-to-back wins for Palace and moved them level on points with the Tigers, who have now lost four on the trot. But Bruce felt his side were denied two clear penalties by referee Roger East, who then infuriated the City boss further by sending off his goalkeeper Allan McGregor in stoppage time. Steve Bruce was left fuming over three refereeing decisions after the 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace sucked Hull back into the relegation battle. And Bruce’s misery was compounded when McGregor reacted angrily to a late challenge from Stuart O’Keefe and was shown a red card. “(The ref) told me he’s kicked him, but the challenge on him is horrific,” said Bruce. “McGregor tried to restrain himself – he’s thought abut kicking him and had every right to do so – but then restrained himself to make it innocuous.” Eagles boss Tony Pulis will now spend the rest of the week trying to add to his squad, although his current players are doing their best to prove he need not bother. While Hull paraded a new £14million strikeforce in Long and Jelavic, Pulis has yet to bring in anyone so far this month. “We are hoping and praying the next couple of days will see us bring a few in,” he said. “We need to. Everyone is working hard behind the scenes. But you can’t criticise what players have done, they’ve been wonderful. “We need another 17 points. There’s 15 games to go and we still need more than a point a game, and in the Premier League that’s tough. “Its a massive ask, so we wont get carried away – we can’t afford too. We are pleased with the points we have so far but we can’t take our foot off the pedal.” last_img read more