Millions in Grants Help Boost Vermont Broadband Expansion
Four regional organizations in Vermont got a big step closer to their high-speed connectivity goals Friday as the state continues its push to build out access to reliable, high-quality broadband service. The Vermont Community Broadband Board awarded a $12.29 million grant to CVFiber in central Vermont, a $21.95 million grant to DVFiber serving Vermont’s Deerfield Valley district, a $8.69 million…
Push Continues for Better Internet Access Across Vermont
The pandemic exposed deep divides in internet access, creating struggles with work-from-home setups or with accessing telehealth appointments, and sending students to places like fast food restaurant parking lots to jump on WiFi to do their homework.
Low-Income Homes Eligible for Discounted Internet Under New Program
President Joe Biden announced Monday that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes, a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing federal subsidy. “High speed internet is not a luxury any longer. It’s a necessity,” Biden said at a sun-drenched rose garden…