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Waterbury VT Getting Boost From Digital Economy Project

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2013-06-14

Waterbury is getting another boost as it recovers from its flooding. This time from the Vermont Digital Economy project.

A $1.8 million grant will benefit 25 towns impacted by flooding including Waterbury.

The town will soon see many benefits including mobile marketing classes for local businesses and a w-ifi zone.

"We're looking at a wifi zone 800 yard wifi zone which would be free to anyone who is in that zone. That could be good for tourists people doing businesses in downtown and finally one on one business consulting" Darren Winham Economic Development Consultant said.

The grant is designed to build resistance to future natural disasters primarily through improved digital technologies like rebuilt town websites and improved digital literacy training.

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