Why We’re Doing It
Our Livelihoods and Lifestyles Depend On It
We believe that every Vermonter deserves to have fast, reliable, and affordable access to the Internet.
In Vermont, we start and grow businesses in our homes and barns not in massive steel and glass office parks. Our children’s education and development depend on services delivered digitally, engaging elementary-aged students through high school and beyond. Our property values are directly linked to internet speed and availability. Digital services such as education, healthcare, and communication will permit rural Vermonters of all ages to enjoy a satisfying lifestyle.
None of this is possible without fast and reliable access to the Internet.
To date, the federal government, state government, and legacy telecommunications companies have failed to provide this service to Vermont residents and business people. If private business cannot or will not create the infrastructure needed to support the Vermont lifestyle, local government and community-based organizations such as ECFiber can and will.