Welcome to the 21st Century!
The world of communication changed dramatically at the end of the 19th century. For a short time (about two years) the Pony Express was the fastest way to get a message to the west coast. The invention of the telegraph started a tidal wave that continues to this day - the telecommunications revolution.
In the early 20th century, the amazing telephone went from a marvel available only to a select few, to a modern-day necessity. The U.S. Congress recognized that necessity, and initiated the concept known today as 'universal connectivity'.
Television was a parlor curiosity in the mid-20th century, but is today the dominant form of one-way mass communication and entertainment in the world.
As we move into the 21st century, the Internet has grown to an importance that seems likely to rival that of the telegraph, telephone, and television. Cable television providers recognize that potential, and are working to make their systems provide more that just television programming.
With that in mind, we expect the 2008 Town of Shelburne Cable Television License renewal process to be one of the most important ever. We hope to help our whole town ride the telecommunications tidal wave into the future.