Burlington, VT –Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement regarding the public release of additional documentation evaluating the Burlington Telecom bids.
“On Monday night, the Burlington City Council began the process of publicly assessing the relative strengths of the three bids to acquire Burlington Telecom,” said Mayor Weinberger. “The Councilors’ questions focused on the quality of customer service, level of community investment, financial viability, operational experience, and likelihood of achieving State regulatory approval. This kind of dialogue is important, and today’s release of additional relevant documents should help residents evaluate and give input on the decision that is before the City.”
Information released today on the Burlington Telecom website includes public or redacted versions of:
- The legal analyses of the various bids completed by the City Attorney as well as Primmer, Piper, Eggleston, & Cramer – the local law firm with substantial telecom experience retained by the City to advise on this process.
- The financial analysis completed by respected local accountant Jeff Small.
- The evaluation completed by the Burlington Telecom Advisory Board (BTAB). The BTAB is an independent body composed of Councilors and community members with critical expertise that has provided advice to the Council for many years.
These reports and analyses are available on the BT website at https://www.burlingtontelecom.com/settlement/.