Fiber Network Group Lauds Deal with Vermont Telecommunication Authority

From our friends at the East Central Vermont Fiber Network…Good news for their work in Orange County and hopeful movement towards increased cooperation between the State of Vermont and our local Fiber Optic Network organization.

East Central Vermont Fiber Network (ECFiber) announced an agreement (yesterday) with the Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA) to use the VTA’s proposed Orange County Fiber Connector to provide fiber-optic service to customers in five ECFiber member towns.

When completed, the Connector will start in Chelsea, arch east to Vershire, follow Rte. 113 to Thetford, then west along Rte. 132 to Strafford and Sharon. Construction is scheduled to begin October 1.

The VTA is leasing strands from the Connector to ECFiber enabling it to reach “last mile” customers both along the fiber route and on side roads off its path.

Funding for the project was made possible by a Legislative appropriation in the FY2012 Capital Budget.

We still look forward to more cooperation between public and private telecommunications groups to bring fiber optic connectivity to all of Windsor County, including Woodstock.  WEB


2 responses to this post.

  1. I’m curious, how much money was appropriated by the state from taxpayers for ECFiber?


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