Town Status Representatives

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 and many Barnard homes and businesses were among the first ECFiber customers to come on-line in 2011.

In April 2019 the build was essentially complete, with only a little bit of rework to be done to relocate to new poles in East Barnard and add more capability to the original network in other parts of town.   That work is now complete!

Dan Leavitt
Richard Lancaster
Patrick Kellbarnard@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
Ian Stewartbethel@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

braintree@ecfiber.net

Brookfield

ECFiber has made some inroads into Brookfield during the past two years. 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.

Over the past couple of months ECFiber has been doing the preparatory work that will enable it to provide high speed internet to our town. During the summer, ECFiber borrowed the money it needed to finance the Brookfield build. In the fall, the Brookfield hub was built, and just recently ECFiber received the final licenses that will allow it to put its fiber on the utility poles throughout the entire town.

By the end of the year ECFiber will start to put its fiber on those poles, and shortly after that it will start to hook up subscribers.

ECFiber plans on hooking up customers in Brookfield starting in the spring of 2019.

Dan Childs
Stuart Edsonbrookfield@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. Marianne McCann

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
Bruce Hydegranville@ecfiber.net
Hancock

Construction of Hancock’s ECFiber network was completed in early 2019. All addresses in Hancock, save for those on Maple Hill Rd. (which should soon be served as the Rochester portion of the network is completed), can be served by the ECFiber network.

Call or sign up online today to have 21st century, FCC standard broadband internet installed at your home or business! ECFiber offers symmetric broadband service up to 700mbps.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Stacey Peters
Scott Gillettehancock@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
Alan Johnson
Jeff Brandhartford@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 Representatives 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
Rob Gerenorwich@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.

Elizabeth Warner

pittsfield@ecfiber.net

Pomfret

In 2018, service in Pomfret expanded throughout the town with service now available in nearly all of Pomfret. Gully & Austin Roads (along Route 12) are in process. Alan Graham
Greg Greene
Betsy Rhodespomfret@ecfiber.net
Randolph

Randolph has about 20 miles of active network and 127 connected customers at year-end 2018. That leaves 100 miles to be built, of which 14 are planned for this year and another 50 miles in 2020-2021. The active routes are mostly east of I-89, mainly the Rt. 14 valley, and portions of Rt. 66, Silloway, S. Randolph, Davis and Rogers Roads.

We have a growing list of subscribers who are not on lit or planned routes. The most important thing Randolph residents can do to influence decisions about future network expansion is to subscribe— no cost and no commitment.

Read our 2018 Town Report

Jeff Tolbert
Jerry Ward
CJ Stumpfrandolph@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
Carol Boernerreading@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

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.

Chris Noble
Ken Altonroyalton@ecfiber.net
Sharon

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

ECFiber’s serviced areas in Sharon include all of Howe Hill Rd, Moore Rd, River Rd., Quimby Mountain Rd, part of Carpenter Rd leading from Quimby 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, as part of the planned 2019 system build, that will bring ECFiber to the entire town.

Read our 2019 Town Report

Dave Karon
Clare Hollandsharon@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
Carl Groppestockbridge@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 Willbanks
David Webb
Chuck Shermanstrafford@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
Tom Monegothetford@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
Amy Frost
Richard Dybvigtunbridge@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
Jeff Howevershire@ecfiber.net
West Windsor

With 52 miles of ECFiber’s fiber-optic network in West Windsor completed, everyone in West Windsor has access to our service excluding two roads where we require easements from private landowners for installation of our underground conduit. We are continuing to work to obtain these easements.

In early 2019 we officially opened the Brownsville Butcher & Pantry Internet Café! Please come in and experience “Wicked Fast” Internet while enjoying some of Lauren and Peter’s many fine offerings.

There are 220 connected customers in West Windsor and growing!

Ken Parrot
Bob Joyalwestwindsor@ecfiber.net
Woodstock

In 2018, ECFiber achieved its objective to bring its service to the village of South Woodstock, extending the network from West Windsor, up Rush Meadow Road to the Kedron Valley Inn and residences on Route 106 to the Reading town line. An Internet Café was established at the South Woodstock Country Store where Woodstock residents and visitors are welcome to test-drive ECFiber’s service.

ECFiber is currently extending its network from the Prosper Valley School, down Pomfret Road to Thompson’s Corner and up Route 12 to the Barnard town line. Residents on that route who have not already signed up for ECFiber service should do so by going to www.ecfiber.net/subscribe

David Brown
Dan Orcutt
Alex Rozekwoodstock@ecfiber.net