Randolph is a founding member of ECFiber, featuring state of the art fiber optic broadband to the home. Operating as East Central Vermont Telecommunications District. ECFiber is owned by its 24 member towns and is self-sustaining. Local taxpayer funds cannot be used to subsidize the District’s operations.
In April 2017 the District completed a $14.5 million offering of Series 2017A Bonds to refinance the remaining original debt, cover 2017 capital expenditures, and complete the design and make ready for 250 miles of construction in 2018. As of Dec 2017, 529 miles of fiber-optic network had been built and “lit” in parts of 21 member towns, serving about 2300 customers. Randolph has 23 miles of lit network and approximately 103 current customers. But, large parts of town, including Randolph village remain unserved.
ECFiber plans to continue to raise capital through the municipal bond market and to complete 1400 miles of network covering all underserved locations in its 24 towns by 2020. The growth strategy will be determined by factors such as the economic viability of specific routes and level of interest. Thus, the most important thing Randolph residents can do to affect likelihood we will be selected for future network expansion is to subscribe. There is no cost and no commitment to subscribe.
To subscribe, or for more information go to: http://www.ecfiber.net/
Or contact your local delegates (Jeff Tolbert, CJ Stumpf, Jerry Ward):