WiFi Takes Off at Vermont’s Visitor CentersVisitors and Vermonters who travel the interstate system are connected better than ever before to work, friends and family as they travel through Vermont. A stop at many of Vermont’s visitor centers now allows travelers to access the Internet via a fast and reliable broadband connection.On November 14, 2007, Governor Douglas inaugurated free WiFi service at state visitor centers announcing that “Travelers using our major roadways can now use wireless Internet service free of charge. This advancement of my E-State Initiative will make this resource more valuable for business people, tourists and all those who use our highways.”Since May 2007 the State has seen a 1298% increase in WiFi usage by travelers.The initial setup of WiFi services at Vermonts visitor centers has been funded through ConnectVermont, a program managed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development that aims to make traveling in Vermont safer and more convenient. Senator Patrick Leahy has secured $15 million in federal funding to allow the State to expand traveler services, enhance broadband Internet access and attract more visitors to Vermont through various ConnectVermont activities.More information about these projects is available online at www.connectvermont.com(link is external).Times have changed at Vermont’s visitor centers. While we used to see travelers stop to use our facilities now it is common to see them linger longer while sitting in a Vermont Folk Rocker and access e-mail or connect to work as they pass through the state said Ed von Turkovich, Director of the States Information Center Division. “Our usage is up dramatically and it is now common to see our visitors, who while commuting stop in to use the visitor centers as a temporary office,” said von Turkovich.Installing WiFi access at all state-operated information centers was a component of the Governors E-State Initiative to provide high speed Internet capability and mobile phone coverage to Vermonters in every community. “Providing High Speed Internet access to our visitors is one important piece of the puzzle” said Mary Evslin, Board Chair of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority. “Connecting Vermonters is critically important to the Governor’s initiative and to the State’s interest in ensuring that we have a comprehensive architecture of connectivity in place by the end of 2010.””For visitors to Vermont it sends the right message” said Al Levy of Summit Technologies the firm responsible for building the WiFi system on the interstate. “The world is moving at an ever-accelerating pace to connect itself via an ever-expanding world wide web. It only makes good sense that in Vermont visitors to our state know Vermont is following the same path,” said Levy.The State plans to continue expanding WiFi coverage at its visitor centers over the next 18 months. The State also plans to provide marketing opportunities to businesses looking for exposure on the State’s WiFi web portals located at visitor centers where WiFi has been installed. Businesses interested in exploring how they can benefit from this opportunity should contact Al Levy at Summit Technologies at 802-846-3030 x222 or firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)# # #
2020 will witness the World T20 being played in Australia.West Indies are the defending T20 champions.March 2020 will witness the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. highlights New Delhi: For Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is a revered personality. Sheikh Mujibur, dubbed Bangabandhu for his role in creating the republic of Bangladesh, served as the country’s first Prime Minister and President. On March 17, 2020, the country will celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur and there are massive celebrations planned. Not only will it be a national holiday, but the Bangladesh Cricket Board has planned a special series. The BCB has planned to host two Twenty20 Internationals between an Asia XI and World XI in March 2020. The two matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla international stadium in Mirpur. Speaking about the series, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan has said he expected major cricketers to be part of the event. “I think only two teams will be busy at the time, but they won’t be playing T20s, so we might get their T20 players. We are looking for the best players among the current lot, and because the games will have international status, everyone will be serious about it. There will be a matter of availability if they [the players] have international duties. They made a special dispensation for Bangladesh, but they said it is only a one-off that such a match will get international status,” Hassan said. This will not be the first time that a World XI will feature in a major international event. The World XI played Pakistan in a couple of Twenty20 Internationals in the country as they looked to stage matches following the terror attacks in March 2009 which stopped international teams from touring the country. The last time a World XI played a Twenty20 was against the West Indies in a special fundraiser game. On the other hand, an Asia XI side has never played a Twenty20 International game. There have been contests between the Asia XI and Africa XI in the past. The year 2020 will also be very significant as the World T20 will be hosted in Australia for the first time. West Indies are currently the defending champions, having won the tournament in 2016 with an earlier win in 2012. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.