LEPC District 8 Meeting in New Haven
15 members of the Addison County Local Emergency Planning Committee met on September 30th at the Vermont State Police Barracks in New Haven. Attendees came from towns across Addison County. The Public Safety Broadband Commission outreach team presented about FirstNet. Attendees had numerous questions about coverage, local control of who gets access to the network, the cost of the network to public safety entities, what FirstNet will offer that is better than commercial carriers, and the timeline of the buildout. Concerns were expressed by Erik Eriksen of Ripton Fire Department and Eric Forand of the Town of Bristol about not having coverage in Ripton or Bristol, respectively. They wondered if new towers would be build in their areas.