Author: Chuck Burt

Making Progress on Every Front

Thanks to the steady progress we’ve made in recent weeks, we are now confident that construction of our high-speed fiber network will begin this fall. We’re aiming to build roughly 100 miles this year and begin connecting subscribers in early 2023. The pace is as frenetic as that Lucy Show…

CVFiber Construction Update Webinar Wednesday, September 21 at 7 pm

The latest on CVFiber’s plans for bringing high-speed Internet to central Vermont was shared at an informational webinar on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. CVFiber Board Chair Jerry Diamantides made a presentation and took questions submitted in advance and from attendees. Construction will begin this fall, so there’s a…

Blazing the Broadband Trail

As the beginning of construction draws closer on our 1,200-mile fiber network, the challenges are mounting up. This is not unexpected. Building the network is a complicated process with many interdependent parts. We are ordering materials, finishing up pole inventory, conducting make-ready work, refining design plans, negotiating with pole owners…

Firing On All Cylinders

CVFiber continues to make progress on all fronts toward the beginning of construction this fall. It’s a busy time, but it’s so rewarding to be this close to bringing high-speed Internet to central Vermont. As the song goes, “The future’s so bright, I’ve gotta wear shades.” Here’s the rundown: CVFiber…

Getting Ready to Launch

This month, we’ve taken several concrete steps toward building a 1,200-mile high speed fiber network — applying for a major construction grant, ordering millions of dollars in materials, and seeking contractors to do the actual network build. These are the foundation stones of CVFiber as a sustainable enterprise. All this…

The Summer of Make Ready

We are sufficiently finished with pole inventory and design that the stage is set for what CVFiber Governing Board Chair Jerry Diamantides calls “the summer of make ready.” That’s the process of preparing each utility pole to receive a new fiber attachment. Meanwhile, preparations are being made for construction and…

We now have fiber!

We now have fiber!

The CVFiber Governing Board’s April 12 meeting was an historic event. The Board made four crucial decisions that set a path and established a structure for network construction, which is  scheduled to begin later this year. Board member Ray Pelletier of Northfield likened the pace of work to “drinking from…