On a rainy Thursday in September a group of Roundtable ladies and invited guests gathered to discuss the finer things of life, like solid telecommunications infrastructure, a well-educated workforce and a robust economy…and inevitably how all of those things are being affected in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.
Pam Mackenzie, Roundtable Member, Chair of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority and former VP of Comcast, graciously served as our luncheon speaker. She apprised the ladies of her role with the VTA and offered an update on progress to achieve Governor Shumlin’s ambitious goal of state-wide connectivity by 2013.
Trademark of any Roundtable event, the group engaged in a lively discussion connecting the dots ~ from the necessity of telecommunications infrastructure to offer educational opportunities for all of Vermont’s residents (basically from cradle to cradle) to, in turn, strengthen and build our economy. All agreed that we must raise and maintain a globally competitive workforce. Further compelling evidence was shared from The State of America’s Children Report by the Children’s Defense Fund, that highlights statistics on the wellness (or unwellness) of our children.
If interested in downloading the VTA’s 2011 Broadband Plan or the State of America’s Children, Click Here.