Organization East Central Vermont Community Fiber-Optic Network "ECFiber"
Communities Covered 24 towns - Brookfield, Braintree, Chelsea, Vershire, Granville, Randolph, Tunbridge, Strafford, Thetford, Hancock, Rochester, Bethel, Royalton, Sharon, Norwich, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, Barnard, Pomfret, Hartford, Woodstock, Reading and West Windsor; and the City of Montpelier VT
Goals of the Network

universal access open access sustainably financed (no use of taxpayer funds)

Goals Achieved

200 miles of network built to date (1700 necessary) 2500 homes passed (of 23,000) 900 subscribers connected EBITDA positive

The Network's Impact
  • Boosting economic development
Initial Investment Amount $5,500,000.00
Investment Covered No
Source of Investment
  • Bonds
  • Federal or state grants
  • Other
Other Source of Investment primarily bonds sold to 400 subscribers, 40 miles of dark fiber provided by state
Investment Repaid? No, but subscription revenue is retiring the debt
Services offered
  • Retail sales of fiber to individuals, businesses, others
  • Sell dark fiber services
  • Other
Other internet related services