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VCBB Calls for Public Comment on New Draft Broadband Plan

The Vermont Community Broadband Board (VCBB) wants to hear from you. VCBB has released Vermont’s Draft BEAD (Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment) Initial Proposal Volume 2 and wants your comments. This draft is the second part of the draft proposal to explain how the state will spend Vermont’s $229 million federal allocation to expand high-speed internet access. Volume 2 outlines the process Vermont will use to select the Internet Service Providers who will receive BEAD money to build out unserved and underserved addresses and details the requirements these providers must meet to be eligible for funding.

It is a key priority, and federal requirement, for VCBB to incorporate public feedback into the plans. Input was gathered through listening sessions VCBB held throughout the state in person and virtually, as well as through a public survey, emails, phone calls, and letters.

You can email your comments to, write to VCBB, 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620, or call (800) 622-4496. You have until October 15, 2023, to comment on the Draft BEAD Initial Proposal Volume 2.