ECFiber Awards Design and Engineering Contract to Joseph D. Fail Engineering, Inc. of Mississippi.

ROYALTON – July 13, 2016 The East Central Vermont Telecommunications District (“ECFiber”) has reached an agreement with Joseph D. Fail Engineering, Inc. to provide design and engineering services for extending the ECFiber network 250 miles to serve all premises in West Windsor, Pittsfield, Pomfret, Barnard, Thetford, and Strafford.

Fail Engineering has extensive experience in providing design and engineering services for fiber to the home (FTTH) networks in rural areas. That experience will be instrumental in moving ECFiber forward in nearly doubling the size our FTTH network in east central Vermont.

“For nearly 50 years Joseph D. Fail Engineering Company has been providing a broad array of engineering services for the telecommunications industry. We have specialized in helping local companies and rural communities in designing, upgrading or installing state of the art communication facilities across the country. We extremely proud to have been selected to provide engineering services for ECFiber on their fiber project for these six communities. This project will make fiber optic speed and reliability available to an additional 4000 premises in the state of Vermont” states Robert Fenlason, General Manager Fail Engineering.

“This agreement for engineering and design work marks the first time since our shoestring beginnings that we can take a comprehensive approach to full coverage of entire towns. We thank the 2015 Legislature for authorizing Communications Union Districts such as ours, and we look forward to working with a company of Fail’s stature to make rural locations economically sustainable as town centers,” said Irv Thomae, District Chair.

ECFiber is a Communications Union District of 24 towns in East-Central Vermont. Step by step, we are building a community-owned fiber-optic network to deliver high-speed Internet to every home, business, or civic institution in our territory. ECFiber offers real, simple broadband: no contracts, no data caps, symmetrical internet access (same upload as download,) choice of speeds from 10 Mbps to 500 Mbps that do not vary by time of day or according to the weather. In addition, fully featured phone service with unlimited USA and Canada long distance calling is available.

Joseph D. Fail Engineering, Inc. was established in 1967 to provide a wide range of engineering services dedicated to telephone companies, long distance carriers, internet service providers, cable companies business and college campuses and local government agencies.

For more information, please visit or email us at

Contact Irv Thomae, ECFiber District Chairman
Carole Monroe, ECFiber/ValleyNet CEO

415 Waterman Road, Royalton VT 05068
Office: (802) 763-2262,