Sen. Sanders was joined at a press conference in the Senator's Burlington office by Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce president Tom Torti and Vermont Public Interest Research Group executive director Paul Burns to discuss the bid by Verizon Wireless to acquire Unicel.
The Chamber of Commerce official said improved cell service is important to the state's tourism industry. He said cell service also is critical to the success of economic development initiatives. The VPIRG spokesman said complete coverage is a basic consumer issue. Also joining Sanders at the press conference was state Rep. Al Perry of Richford, who talked about the practical consequences of living in a part of Vermont along the Canadian border where cell service is not always avaialbe.
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