The Vermont Telecommunications Authority says it has chosen two companies for incentive discounts to provide "last mile" broadband connections.
VTA officials said Monday that Southern Vermont Broadband Cooperative and Cloud Alliance, LLC, have been chosen for the discounted commercial broadband connections on the Vermont FiberConnect network.
More awards are expected in the coming weeks.
Aiming to reach places in Vermont now underserved by broadband, the VTA picked the providers and Sovernet Fiber Corp. will offer them sharply-discounted network connections.
The companies plan to target Hardwick and Stamford, which the VTA says are among the most underserved communities in rural Vermont.