Bristol public forum Aug. 3

BRISTOL - Bristol residents can learn about the e-Vermont Community Broadband Project, and help shape e-Vermont projects, by attending a public forum Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Bristol Rescue Squad building at 45 Monkton Road. Bristol's eVermont steering committee is hosting the session.

"E-Vermont offers Bristol a way to jumpstart our entry into 21st century technology," said Gerrie Huets, Bristol's recreation director. "This meeting is to hear our community's ideas about how e-Vermont can help them both personally and professionally."

Towns around the state are considering ideas such as on-line access to government meetings, specialized computer classes for seniors, building on-line "buy local" maps, and creating guides to local recreational activities.

Bristol's application included ideas such as making free Wi-Fi available everywhere in the downtown, an on-line business directory of goods and services, educational and informational pod casts available on demand and net books available for loan at the Lawrence Library.

To find out more about the meeting, contact Carol Wells, 453-7378 or cvitzwells@yahoo.com.

E-Vermont is produced by the Vermont Council on Rural Development.

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