The Vermont Telecommunications Authority has terminated two grants awarded to the Springfield based broadband provider VTel. The decision stems from what was described as a performance problem with one
years ago at Town Meeting, about two dozen towns from Montpelier to White River
Junction voted to join ECFiber, a
community based organization that promised to deliver high speed fiber optic
broadband service to every household. Today
ECFiber has been able to connect just a few hundred customers, and in the five
years that have passed, its had to dramatically change its business model.
few eyebrows were raised last month when the state announced that fully 95 percent of
homes, businesses and institutions in Vermont are served by broadband. The figure is based on a complex mapping project, and there is an asterisk or two next to it.
Peter Shumlin helped Vermont’s Cloud alliance announce that it had added four new
towers that will expand service to homes and businesses in Woodbury, Hardwick,
Wolcott and parts of Elmore, Greensboro, Walden and Cabot.