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CVFiber Begins Fiber Network Construction

CVFiber Communications Union District

CALAIS – This month, CVFiber will begin construction of its 1,200-mile fiber network that will bring fast Internet service to nearly 6,000 underserved locations throughout central Vermont. To mark the occasion, there will be hold a formal launch event on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Calais Town Hall, 1662 Kent Hill Road.

This event will be a landmark in CVFiber’s history, as they move from four-plus years of planning to the actual construction of a fiber network.

CVFiber’s district includes 20 communities in central Vermont. First construction is happening in Calais, one of the most underserved communities in the area. CVFiber will begin connecting homes and businesses early next year.

CVFiber is a nonprofit municipality formed in March 2018. It is one of nine communications union districts (CUDs) in Vermont, tasked with building community-governed nonprofit broadband networks that will ultimately reach every address in Vermont. CVFiber membership includes 20 communities that voted to create and join the organization. Each community appoints a delegate and alternates to the governing board. These representatives and other volunteers serve on five committees, executive, policy, planning and development, communications, and finance, that meet regularly to advance the goal of bringing universal, affordable broadband to these towns. More information can be found at

CVFiber communities include Barre City, Barre Town, Berlin, Cabot, Calais, Duxbury,

East Montpelier, Marshfield, Middlesex, Montpelier, Moretown, Northfield, Orange, Plainfield, Roxbury, Washington, Waterbury, Williamstown, Woodbury and Worcester.

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