DVFiber News

Building a statewide “10-year Telecommunications Plan”

DVFiber has been participating in the current process to develop a long-term telecommunications plan for Vermont. Responsibility for crafting this plan falls to the Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS), the department that oversees and supports the work of the…

Affordable broadband number one issue for Vermont’s future

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) recently announced its draft report for the Vermont Proposition Project, a statewide exploration of the question: What do Vermonters need to do in the next three years to be successful for the next…

H.360 adopted on last day of legislative session

The 2020-21 session of the Vermont legislature closed on Friday, May 21. In the final days before the gavel, a conference committee composed of three senators and three representatives finalized H.360, the bill in support of universal broadband Internet access….

House bill H.360 moves to conference committee

With the ultimate goal of becoming a Vermont law, a bill may be introduced in either year of the biennial session of the Vermont legislature. When a bill is introduced into either the House or the Senate, it makes its…

Opinion: Vermonters need to take control over achieving universal broadband

Evan Carlson is board chair of NEK Community Broadband, one of nine Communications Union Districts (CUD) in Vermont. In a recent newspaper opinion, Carlson presents a central issue, one every Vermont resident and business owner deserves to learn more about….

DVFiber is on a mission

DVFiber believes that the Internet is an essential service for every Vermonter. We are committed to going to the last mile. Why? The future of our communities’ health depends on closing the digital divide and driving economic diversity. DVFiber is…

Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) promises broadband support

An article by award-winning journalist Olga Peters, published recently in the Brattleboro Commons, points to potential investments into Vermont’s grassroots broadband efforts. Now just a year old, DVFiber seeks to enter a public / private partnership to achieve the goal…

DVFiber expands. Now 22 towns

At two recent meetings, the DVCUD Governing Board voted to welcome two new towns into the Deerfield Valley Communications Union District (DVCUD, dba DVFiber). Winhall and Searsburg join 20 other towns in three counties. To gain membership in a communications…

DVFiber seeks proposals for public/private partnership

DVFiber seeks proposals from private sector firms or groups of firms to form a public / private partnership with DVFiber that will provide Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) Internet service and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) service to locations in…

Newfane joins DVFiber

At its December meeting, the Governing Board voted unanimously to welcome Newfane into the Deerfield Valley Communications Union District (DVCUD, dba DVFiber). With the admission of Newfane, the DVCUD now includes 20 towns. To gain membership in a communications union district…