Broadband network could serve hundreds in Northeast Kingdom
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont plans to expand a high-speed broadband network that could serve hundreds of customers in the Northeast Kingdom.
The fiber network from Hardwick to Newport was completed in 2015 but the state has not had a company interested in hooking in to the network.
Vermont Telecommunications Director Clay Purvis tells Vermont Public Radio that the Public Service Department recently signed a deal with Kingdom Fiber to connect homes and businesses in the region.
He says the deal “has the potential to be a very positive development for the Northeast Kingdom.”
He says the state will spend about $400,000 to install equipment to allow Kingdom Fiber to connect to the state-owned network. He said he hopes that infrastructure will be completed before winter’s end.
Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net