CVFiber connects first customer

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Vermont Business Magazine CVFiber has connected its first customers to high-speed, fiber-optic Internet. CVFiber leadership, state, and local officials joined in a ribbon cutting today in Calais celebrating the communications union district’s (CUD’s) first connected customers.  

“We are enthusiastic about our progress as we bring high-speed Internet to central Vermont communities. The progress that we have made and the impact that we’ve been able to achieve to date could not have been accomplished without the unwavering commitment from our partners. We are optimistic as we expand to other service areas. We encourage our neighbors to check availability on our website, cvfiber.net, to see if their address is eligible for our locally managed, world-class Internet service," said CVFiber Executive Director Jennille Smith. 

Additional customers in Calais will be connected next, followed by parts of Worcester and East Montpelier. Construction will continue throughout 2023, and more customers will be connected in 2024. 

With a growing need from underserved homes, or homes that have limited, unreliable, or costly access with other providers, CVFiber’s service is surpassing customer expectations. Early customer reviews indicate high speeds, flexibility, and excellent customer service, all at a fair and reasonable price.   

Behind-the-scenes operational planning and construction is happening now in the rest of the CUD to get all towns in the district ready to be connected. That includes network design, permitting and licensing, hanging strand and aerial fiber, installing underground conduit, along with splicing and testing to ensure connectivity.   

About CVFiber: As a community-owned and operated Internet service provider, CVFiber is serving its 20 Central Vermont communities with a unified goal to provide fast, reliable, and world-class Internet to every Vermonter within its member towns.  In partnership with Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom, which operates the network and interacts with its customers, CVFiber is equipped to meet the growing needs of Vermonters as it expands into new district zones. Twenty communities are a part of the CVFiber district: Barre City, Barre Town, Berlin, Cabot, Calais, Duxbury, East Montpelier, Middlesex, Marshfield, Montpelier, Moretown, Northfield, Orange, Plainfield, Roxbury, Washington, Waterbury, Williamstown, Woodbury, and Worcester. Learn more at CVFiber’s website.  

Source: 10.11.2023. Montpelier, Vermont – CVFiber