Scott announces $48M allocated for broadband expansion across Vermont

Gov. Scott to announces plan to allocate almost $50 million for expanding broadband internet across the Vermont
Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 9:13 AM EDT
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EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont Governor Phil Scott and several broadband leaders gathered in East Montpelier Friday to announce an additional $48 million in broadband construction grant awards.

Organizers say the goal is to construct the backbone networks that will pave the way for statewide fast service. This additional grant money will bring the total to nearly $100 million in investment into broadband across Vermont. The money will be spent on 14 hundred miles of network fiber in 29 towns.

Construction has already started in the Northeast Kingdom and will start in August and September for other regions.

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