Broadband Build-outs Continue

Two announcements this week on the broadband front:

Fairpoint Communications says the company is “boosting growth and speed in areas where demand is especially strong.”  Fairpoint says network upgrades will enable 69,000 residential customers, “to qualify for higher broadband speeds – up to 15M, based on distance.” (The company says business customers “can customize their connections with speeds as fast as 1 Gbps.”)

Among the communities benefiting from the Fairpoint upgrade are:

Barre, Bennington, Brattleboro, Essex Junction, Fairfax, Greensboro, Jeffersonville, Johnson, Middlebury, Milton, Montpelier, Plainfield, Randolph, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, Stowe, Swanton, Troy, Vergennes, White River Junction and Winooski.

Meanwhile EC Fiber has says it’s expanding to include another 300 customers in its fiber-optic network, which it estimates will more than double its subscriber base. EC Fiber has relied largely on investments from people in the 23 towns it hopes to serve.  It says it will use the latest round of investments to provide service in Chelsea, Vershire, Thetford, Norwich, Tunbridge and Strafford

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