To inform broadband policy and planning, the Department annually surveys and maps the availability of high-speed broadband internet access in Vermont. (30 V.S.A. § 202e (e)) The Department prepares a map, narrative description, and cost estimate to provide broadband service at the following speeds: 4/1 - 4 Mbps and an upload speed of at least 1 Mbps; 25/3 - at least 25 Mbps and an upload speed of at least 3 Mbps; and 100/100 -- download speed of at least 100 Mbps and is symmetrical. If monetarily feasible, the Department also maps areas served and the areas not served by wireless communications service.
The information in the reports, last updated with data from 9/30/2019, is summarized in the table below:
|Speed Tier||Served||Not Served|
- 287,104 out of 308,082 E911 building locations (93.2%) statewide are served at 4/1 Mbps or better by independent telephone companies, cable, or fiber to the premises.
- 20,978 out of 308,082 E911 building locations (6.8%) statewide are served with broadband less than 4/1 Mbps Of these locations, some number are already served at 4/1 or better but this cannot be verified due to the inability of the companies to provide accurate data at this time
- Roads and addresses served at 25/3 Mbps or better by fiber to the premises or cable. 238,183 out of 308,082 building locations (77.3%) are serviceable at 25/3 Mbps or better by fiber to the premises or cable.
- Roads not served at 25/3 Mbps or better. 69,899 out of 308,082 building locations (22.7%) are served with broadband less than 25/3
- Roads are served at 100/100 Mbps or better by fiber to the premises or cable. 53,777 out of 308,082 building locations (17.5%) are served at 100/100 Mbps or better by fiber to the premises or cable.
- Roads not served at 100/100 Mbps or better. 254,305 out 303,835 building locations (82.5%) are served with broadband less than 100/100.
The broadband dataset was prepared by the Vermont Department of Public Service (PSD) on 2/21/2020. The raw data was supplied by Vermont internet service providers based on the August 2019 PSD request for information. The base data of administrative boundaries and roads are supplied by the Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI). The PSD makes no guarantee to the accuracy of this information.