Broadband Committee

Town of Halifax, Vermont


July 8, 2015


Call to Order


The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm at the town office.  Board members in attendance were Edee Edwards, Jessica Bruno, Gretchen Becker, Mary Horne, and Curtis Carroll (at 6:33pm).

Agenda Additions/Deletions


.Approval of Minutes

Edwards made a motion to accept the minutes of the June 10, 2015 Regular Meeting as written. Becker seconded the motion, which passed 3-0-1 (Horne abstained and Carroll was not present yet).

New Business

Committee Members

This was the last meeting for Carroll as a member of the committee. Everyone thanked him for all of his work and dedication to the Broadband Committee.

Old Business

Vendor/Provider Chart

The group reviewed the chart that Becker created for the website. It was agreed that the first page of the provider list should be uploaded to the town website. We’ll hold off on the cell provider list for now as there are so many variables in services. The group discussed having someone come to discuss various services and options.


Vendor Updates

VTel- Edwards called VTel and was told that tower should be functional by the end of the Summer.

VTA Resiliency Grant- VTA is now part of the PSB. Equipment needs to be installed by November.


Cell Phone Mapping in Town

This project will be put on hold until there is more service in town.


Wi-Fi Hotspot Usage

The hotspot is still averaging about 2 users per day.


Hearing of Visitors




The meeting was closed at 7:04 pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Jessica Bruno