A group of six Burlington residents who are also taxpayers and BT ratepayers has filed with the Vermont Public Utility Commission (PUC) to intervene in the BT sale case, in which Champlain Broadband (Schurz), the City, and Bluewater Holdings have petitioned the PUC for approval of the sale.
The intervenors are opposing approval primarily based on the City Charter (state law) requirement that taxpayers not pay for BT, while this sale would lock in a multi-million dollar charge to taxpayers. They are represented by attorney James Dumont of Bristol who is highly experienced in this area.
The PUC case number is 18-0491-PET. The case documents are publicly available at this link: https://epuc.vermont.gov/?q=node/64/129400
The KBTL Board is closely following this case. If you would like to be informed as it develops, please fill out the form below and we’ll add you to a dedicated “PUC Intervention News” email list.