November 23, 2021 – When will I be able to get fiber internet service from Lamoille FiberNet? What takes so long? Well, we are glad you asked! Here are the general steps the Lamoille FiberNet and the other Vermont CUDs (Communications Union Districts) must take to bring “fiber to the premise” (FTTP) and provide high speed internet service to rural Vermont.
November 2, 2021 – Did you know there are a number of places in Lamoille that offer free, publicly accessible WiFi? The Department of Public Services assembled a list of all such locations in March 2020 and maintains a map of them on their website. All these sites are publicly accessible at all hours and are completely free to use, though some may have a (publicly available) password.
October 25, 2021 – DSL, Cable, Fiber – What is all this stuff?
When the Internet was new, getting connected was a luxury. The sound of a modem negotiating a “handshake” to the answering modem was exciting. Everyone’s speeds were very similar unless you were one of the lucky folks who could afford ISDN or a T1 connection.
September 29, 2021 – Lamoille FiberNet Communications Union District is pleased to welcome Val Davis as their new executive director.
September 10, 2021 – Lamoille FiberNet is pleased to announce that we now have nine member towns: Belvidere, Cambridge, Eden, Hyde Park, Johnson, Morristown, Stowe, Waterville, and Wolcott.
August 26, 2021 – Lamoille FiberNet Communications Union District announced that it has been awarded a $120,970 grant from the VT Dept. of Public Service, to help fund some of the steps needed before construction of the Lamoille FiberNet broadband network. The grant work will build upon a feasibility study and business plan completed in the past year, and the funds come from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
July 14, 2021 – Several new board members and alternates began serving on the governing board of the Lamoille FiberNet Communications Union District in May.
June 2, 2021 — When talking about broadband internet speed, there are two different numbers to pay attention to: download speed and upload speed. Download speed determines how fast data can be sent to your device, such as when you receive emails, load websites, download files, or stream videos. Upload speed determines how fast data can be sent from your device, such as when you’re using sharing your live video and audio in a virtual meeting, uploading files to the cloud, or doing work on remote computers.
May 24, 2021 — Lamoille FiberNet Communications Union District is working to help build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
May 10, 2021 ‒ Vermont Communications Union Districts Association (VCUDA) represents the interests of Vermont’s nine CUDs, regional municipalities created to bring world-class broadband to all on-grid premises in their districts. At the end of this article, see the quick facts about Vermont Communications Union Districts.