PSD Launches Line Extension Customer Assistance Program

28 July 2020

The Vermont Department of Public Service announces the release of the Line Extension Customer Assistance Program (“LECAP”). LECAP provides up to $3,000 in assistance to qualifying and eligible consumers who seek to extend telecommunications lines to their homes. Hundreds of Vermonters without 25/3 Mbps broadband service live just beyond the reach of current cable and other Internet Service Providers’ networks.  This program was enacted into Vermont law in response to the COVID-19 Emergency to help Vermonters access broadband.  Broadband (high-speed Internet service) has become a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for students, patients, and teleworkers such as teachers and medical personnel. Vermonters interested in applying for a line extension are encouraged to visit the Department of Public Service’s Line Extension Customer Assistance Program webpage or by calling the Department at 1-800-622-4496.