August 21, 2017

ECFiber extends network to six more communities  

ROYALTON — ECFiber has released its 2018 construction plans today, identifying Braintree, Brookfield, Granville, Hancock, Rochester and Stockbridge as the six towns whose homes and businesses will get access to a fiber-optic-based internet connection in 2018. ECFiber will also build some mileage in Woodstock to initiate service there and to improve connectivity between West Windsor, Reading and the rest of its network.

“Our mission is to build and operate a universal, open-access, fiber-to-the-premises network, ensuring state-of-the-art connectivity to every home, business and civic institution in all of our member towns. We are pleased that, thanks to our recent financing, we can at last provide near-universal coverage to six more towns,” said Irv Thomae, district chairman.

ECFiber is a consortium of 24 towns organized as the East Central Vermont Telecommunications District, that is a municipal body dedicated to providing full-strength internet connections throughout its territory.

The network is operated for the district by ValleyNet.



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