Interview: Jack Hoffman, Vermont Broadband Council

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If you’ve been lucky enough to go from an older Internet connection to high speed, you know you’d never want to go back. High speed Internet access is taken for granted by most people, but in a lot of rural areas of Vermont and other states, it’s still not available for a variety of reasons.

That digital divide is frustrating for a lot of people from all walks of life wondering when their choice of where to live won’t put them at a technological disadvantage.

Jack Hoffman is looking for some of those answers. Hoffman is Chairman of the Vermont Broadband Council. He spoke with Mitch Wertlieb and said the simplest explanation for why rural areas are often staring at a digital abyss is money.

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