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Barnard

With a 94% pre-subscription rate in 2008, the residents of Barnard demonstrated an overwhelming desire to support ECFiber in its initial effort to bootstrap the organization.   Accordingly, many Barnard homes and businesses were among the first ECFiber customers to come on-line and over 350 are now being served.

The planned build-out of the remainder of Barnard is finally nearing completion.  The South Barnard, Mount Hunger and Webster Hill routes are now live and the Royalton Turnpike, East Barnard Road, and Levasseur Road builds are underway. Lastly, there is rework being done to the original network that will allow ECFiber to connect more customers than were originally planned for.   All Barnard homes and businesses are encouraged to sign up now at ecfiber.net.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Dan Leavitt, Delegate
Richard Lancaster, Alternate
Patrick Kell, Alternate

barnard@ecfiber.net

Bethel

Along with Barnard, the village center of Bethel and customers on Vermont Route 12 were fortunate enough to be one of the initial areas to receive ECFiber’s service in 2011. Since then, fiber optic service in the township has expanded up Christian Hill Road to Town Highway 59 as well as 8 miles built in 2017 in parts of the township including Lilliesville, Lympus, Dartt Hill and Campbell Road areas. Currently, Bethel has a total of 24 miles (of 83) of fiber service with more planned for the future.

Although Bethel has 83 customers receiving service, we are always looking for more. Please visit the organization’s website (www.ecfiber.net) to see if we are currently in your area. If we aren’t there and you want service, please sign up as an interested subscriber. We currently have 104 subscribers awaiting service, but the more sign-ups we have, the sooner the service will come to your neck of the woods.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Matthew Washburn, Delegate
Ian Stewart, Alternate

bethel@ecfiber.net

Braintree

Braintree currently has 13 miles of ECFiber operated fiber-optic cable serving 69 customers. During the winter and spring of 2018 design work will be completed in order to begin building additional portions of a majority of the town. The work on these additional miles of the fiber-optic network is set to begin in the summer/fall of 2018.

Braintree is looking for a second delegate to the ECFiber governing board. No technology experience required! Just a willingness to help bring high-speed internet to Braintree. Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at the Vermont Law School.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Jackson Evans, Delegate

braintree@ecfiber.net

Brookfield

ECFiber has made some inroads into Brookfield during the past year and a half. High-speed internet arrived in the Kibbee neighborhood in August 2016 courtesy of a grant from the state to fund a Business Broadband Improvement District. West Brookfield also now has ECFiber through the village and up to parts of Eagle Peak Road. All residents of Brookfield are excited about the anticipated build in 2018 which will bring ECFiber service to the majority of the town.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Dan Childs, Delegate
Stuart Edson, Alternate

brookfield@ecfiber.net

Chelsea

The Town of Chelsea has 18 miles of ECFiber fiber-optic network (see the Service map at http://map.ecfiber.net/).  We encourage people in Chelsea to contact ECFiber as there is no cost or commitment to determine if you are within reach of the existing lines.  The more subscribers the town has, the faster ECFiber will be able to return and complete the remaining coverage.

In the meantime, please let us know if you have any questions at Chelsea@ECFiber.net.

No Delegates appointed.  If interested please contact your Town Administrator.

chelsea@ecfiber.net

Granville

Granville is one of 6 towns selected for a complete build-out in 2018, along with Braintree, Brookfield, Hancock, Rochester, and Stockbridge. This means every resident and business in Granville will be able to subscribe and take advantage of ECFiber’s service this year.  As there are no contracts and no payments required in advance, subscribing today will ensure your address is included in the initial build.

In the meantime, please let us (your ECFiber Governing Board delegates) know if you have any questions.

Richard Poole, Delegate
Bruce Hyde, Alternate

granville@ecfiber.net

Hancock

Hancock is one of 6 towns selected for a complete build-out in 2018, along with Braintree, Brookfield, Granville, Rochester, and Stockbridge. This means every resident in Hancock will be able to subscribe and take advantage of ECFiber’s service this year.

As of January 25, 2018, connectivity is available to residents of Route 100 from the Route 125 intersection south into Rochester, and along Route 125 shortly west of Texas Falls.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Scott Gillette, Delegate
Stacey Peters, Alternate

hancock@ecfiber.net

Hartford

During 2018, ECFiber will be designing network expansion in Hartford in the Jericho neighborhood (and by virtue of the route West Hartford north of the White River), and downtown White River Junction. By the autumn of 2018, we will have a better idea of the timing for such a buildout.

Read our 2018 Town Report

F.X. Flinn, Delegate
Alan Johnson, Alternate

hartford@ecfiber.net

Montpelier

The city of Montpelier is one several that are not currently on active routes. However, by subscribing you allow us to place a pin on our map showing your residence as a future site for ECFiber’s wicked fast, and reliable, internet and crisp, clear, and affordable telephone service. The ECFiber network engineers will use that map to make sure they can reach you and your neighbors. They will alert you when they are ready.

In the meantime, please let us (your ECFiber Governing Board delegates) know if you have any questions.

No Delegates appointed.  If interested please contact your City Manager.

montpelier@ecfiber.net

Norwich

Since 2013, ECFiber has managed to cover most “unserved’ neighborhoods in Norwich (those without cable service) with several important exceptions:

West – portions of North Chapel Hill, Sugarhouse, Mitchell Brook
North – Rte 5 north of Rt 132 and south of Farrell Farm
Central – Goodrich 4 Corners, Blood Hill, Bullock, Mystic
South – Jericho neighborhood (Joshua, Sugartop, etc.)

These will all be completed in either 2019 or 2020.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Irv Thomae, Delegate
Rob Gere, Alternate

norwich@ecfiber.net

Pittsfield

As of July 2017, all of Pittsfield now has access to reliable, community-owned high-speed internet and phone service.  Thanks to the extraordinary number of advance commitments across our community Pittsfield was chosen as the first town to receive complete coverage. Great work Pittsfield!!

We are a small town, with small-town values, but in today’s economy, reliable high-speed connection is critical for our community to thrive.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Marion Abrams, Delegate
Elizabeth Warner, Alternate

pittsfield@ecfiber.net

Pomfret

This is the biggest year yet for Pomfret and ECFiber. Service is available in nearly all of Pomfret. Joe Ranger Road has proved to be a bit of a challenge, and two roads on Route 12 (Gully Rd. and Austin Rd.) are on the schedule for the 2018 build.

People all over Pomfret are enjoying speeds as high as 700Mbps.

By the end of 2017, ECFiber has built around 500 miles of network and has just under 2300 customers, with well over 200 of those either connected or waiting to be connected in Pomfret.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Alan Graham, Delegate
Scott Woodward, Alternate

pomfret@ecfiber.net

Randolph

Randolph has 23 miles of lit network and approximately 103 current customers at year end 2017. The lit routes are in peripheral parts of town, mainly the Rt. 14 valley, and parts of Rt. 66, Silloway, S. Randolph and Rogers Rds. Davis Road will be completed this year. Large parts of town, including Randolph village and most of the population, remain unserved.

We have a growing list of subscribers who are not on lit or planned routes. The most important thing Randolph residents can do to affect likelihood we will be selected for future network expansion is to subscribe— no cost and no commitment.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Jeff Tolbert, Delegate
Jerry Ward, Alternate
CJ Stumpf, Alternate

randolph@ecfiber.net

Reading

We now have Springbrook Farm and Caper Hill Rd online and are working on connecting the Reading Fire Station and Adventure Quest Dr. Additionally, a few roads nearby West Windsor have come online – Flat Iron Road, Hurricane Hill Rd and Spear Cemetery Rd.

Read our 2018 Town Report

John Malcolm, Delegate
Carol Boerner, Alternate

reading@ecfiber.net

Rochester

Rochester is one of 6 towns selected for a complete build-out in 2018, along with Braintree, Brookfield, Granville, Hancock, and Stockbridge. This means every resident and business in Rochester will be able to subscribe and take advantage of ECFiber’s service this year.  As there are no contracts and no payments required in advance, subscribing today will ensure your address is included in the initial build.

Working with the State of Vermont, ECFiber now has cables along Rte. 73, Rte. 100 and Liberty Hill Rd. If your home is one of these roads you can receive service now.

John White, Delegate

rochester@ecfiber.net

Royalton

Royalton has 27 miles of lit network and approximately 144 current customers at year end 2017. We added 10 miles of active network in 2017 funded by Vermont Connectivity Grants.

Although large parts of town remain unserved they will be completed over the next few years. We encourage Royalton residents to subscribe so ECFiber can determine future network expansion. There is no cost and no commitment when you subscribe.

Dan Kinney, Delegate
Chris Noble, Alternate

royalton@ecfiber.net

Sharon

109 Sharon households and businesses are enjoying screaming fast internet with ECFiber.

With the new extension along River Rd, Sharon’s serviced areas include all of Howe Hill Rd, Moore Rd, River Rd , Quincy Mountain Rd, part of Carpenter Rd leading from Quincy Mtn Rd, Krivak Rd, the portion of Rte 14 between Quincy Mtn Rd and the I-89 bridge, and Rte 132 to the town lines, along with small areas connected to Strafford and Norwich.

Sharon looks forward to further expansion, sometime in the future, that will bring ECFiber to the entire town.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Dave Karon, Delegate
Clare Holland, Alternate

sharon@ecfiber.net

Stockbridge

Stockbridge is one of 6 towns selected for a complete build-out in 2018, along with Braintree, Brookfield, Granville, Hancock, and Rochester. This means every resident and business in Stockbridge will be able to subscribe and take advantage of ECFiber’s service this year.  As there are no contracts and no payments required in advance, subscribing today will ensure your address is included in the initial build.

In the meantime, please let us (your ECFiber Governing Board delegates) know if you have any questions.

Joshua Trudeau, Delegate
Carl Groppe, Alternate

stockbridge@ecfiber.net

Strafford

The ECFiber build out in Strafford will be completed this year. There are now 177 local customers and counting along 29 miles of fiber. Brook, Cross, Robinson and Mine Roads are ready now. The Miller Pond Rd area will be ready when we have access to the utility poles along Sawnee Bean Road in Thetford.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Stephen Wilbanks, Delegate
David Webb, Alternate

strafford@ecfiber.net

Thetford

The ECFiber build out in Thetford will be completed this year.  At the end of 2017 there were 217 customers along 28 miles of fiber.  As spring approaches we are concentrating on getting the remainder of the unserved routes, mainly in East Thetford, the Post Mills area and a few other more remote areas, completed for connection.  If you haven’t yet subscribed and have been waiting for service to reach your location, we encourage you to subscribe today so we can include you in the build we are currently completing.

In the meantime, please let us (your ECFiber Governing Board delegates) know if you have any questions.

Jim Masland, Delegate
Fred Thomas, Alternate

thetford@ecfiber.net

Tunbridge

The town of Tunbridge is one of several that only partially built out. The active routes can be seen on the Map at http://map.ecfiber.net/ More will be built until all town roads are built. You can help to streamline the process by subscribing now. This allows us to place a pin on our map showing your residence as a future site for ECFiber’s wicked fast, and reliable, internet and crisp, clear, and affordable telephone service. The ECFiber network engineers will use that map to make sure they can reach you and your neighbors. They will alert you when they are ready.

In the meantime, please let us (your ECFiber Governing Board delegates) know if you have any questions.

Henry Swayze, Delegate

tunbridge@ecfiber.net

Vershire

Vershire has 39 miles of road and about 59% of those either have existing fiber-optic lines or are within range to connect to one (see the Service map at http://map.ecfiber.net/).  We encourage people in Vershire to contact ECFiber as there is no cost or commitment to determine if you are within reach of the existing lines.  The more subscribers the town has, the faster ECFiber will be able to return and complete the remaining coverage.

In the meantime, please let us (your ECFiber Governing Board delegates) know if you have any questions.

Nate Thames, Delegate

vershire@ecfiber.net

West Windsor

Currently, there are 96 connected customers in West Windsor, with 162 additional subscribers signed up. 80 % percent of the fiber has been hung and work is in progress to complete the town-wide buildout.

Rush Meadow and all its spur roads are constructed.  Silver Hill Rd., Cow Shed Trail, Blood Hill and Cross Rd are built and will be lit as the Brownsville/Hartland Rd is completed. VT Route 44, Churchill Rd, Yale Heights Rd, the first section of Kimball Farm Rd, Bible Hill Rd, Jewett Rd, John Meyers Rd, Horseshoe Dr, Sugarbush Rd, Apple Orchard Rd, Bannister Rd, and sections of Sheddsville Rd are also lit and active. Fiber has been hung on Cemetery Rd.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Ken Parrot, Delegate
Bob Joyal, Alternate

westwindsor@ecfiber.net

Woodstock

ECFiber network planners are examining potential routes through Woodstock connecting the northern part of the network to the southern part, with an eye towards reaching the maximum number of subscribers along the way.

In January 2018, ECFiber achieved its objective to bring its service to the village of South Woodstock, extending the network from the post office to the Reading town line. Pole license applications are now being placed for the spur roads off South Road.

George Sadowsky, Delegate
Daniel Orcutt, Alternate
William McGowan, Alternate

woodstock@ecfiber.net