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Biden Administration Waives Certain ‘Build America’ Requirements for Broadband, Route Fifty

25,000 Low-Income Vermonters May Lose Internet Subsidy in April: 'Without that Wi-Fi, I'm sunk,' Vermont Public

Christine Hallquist and the Vermont Community Broadband Board, CCTV

A Federal Funding Lapse Threatens Vermont's Rural Broadband Efforts, Seven Days

NEK Broadband Expands Access to Affordable Fiber in Rural Vermont, Community Networks

FCC Warns More than 25,000 Vermont Households Could Lose Access to Affordable, High-Speed Internet, NBC5

Thousands of Vermont Households Could Lose Affordable Broadband, WCAX

Here’s What Regional, Local ISPs are Saying About an ACP Shutdown, Fierce Telecom

VCBB Invites Proposals to Aid BEAD Applicants, Eagle Times

25,000 Vermont Households Could Lose Access to Affordable Broadband this Spring, VTDigger

Vermont Community Broadband Board Backs Efforts to Renew Affordable Connectivity Program, NBC5

Vermont Support Program for BEAD Subrecipients Seeks Proposals from Eligible Service Providers, Broadband Communities

CVFiber Expands in Washington County, VermontBiz

The U.S. Now has Nearly 450 Municipal Broadband Networks, Fierce Telecom

Senator Peter Welch Announces Bill to Extend the Affordable Connectivity Program, WAMC

Welch Pushes $7B Broadband Affordability Bill during Burlington Stop, WCAX

VCBB Seeks Proposals to Aid ISPs Applying for BEAD Program, VermontBiz

Welch Seeks Extension of the Affordable Connectivity Program to Continue Closing the Digital Divide, VermontBiz

NEK Broadband Expands to Over 700 Addresses, VermontBiz

12 Days: In 2023, a Rising Tide of Open Access Networks, Broadband Breakfast

Here's What Happened with BEAD in 2023, Fierce Telecom

'Own the Future:' Southern Vermont Communications Union District Celebrating Universal High-Speed Internet, Bennington Banner

Developing Digital Equity Solutions in Vermont, VermontBiz

VCBB Calls for Public Comment on Digital Equity Plan, VermontBiz

DVFiber Sets First Milestone, Providing Service to 55 Households, Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont CUD CVFiber Connects First Fiber Customers, Community Networks

VCBB Letter to Vermont State Senators and Representatives

The Vermont Community Broadband Board Wants Your Input on Achieving 'Digital Equity,' Vermont Public

Vermont Community Broadband Board Begins Taking Input on Digital Equity Plan, WAMC

Feds Ease Capital Requirement for Broadband Funding, Route Fifty

Otter Creek CUD Awarded $10 Million for Broadband Build-Out, Rutland Herald

FCC Votes in Favor of Wi-Fi in School Buses, WCAX

Vermont Community Broadband Board Awards $58.9 Million for Broadband Buildout, Brattleboro Reformer

CVFiber connects first broadband customers in Calais, VT Digger

Nearly $10 Million Awarded to Expand Fiber Internet Locally, Mountain Times

Progress on Broadband Made, but a Long Way to the Last Mile, VermontBiz

CVFiber connects first customer | Vermont Business Magazine (vermontbiz.com), VermontBiz

Otter Creek CUD wins nearly $10 million to expand fiber internet in Rutland region | Vermont Business Magazine (vermontbiz.com), VermontBiz

Central Vermont Schools add Wi-Fi to Buses — a Model for the Nation, Says FCC Chair, Vermont Public  

As FCC Considers Bringing Wi-Fi to Rural School Buses, Vermont District Showcases Early Efforts, NBC5

Welch and FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel Push to Install Wi-Fi on School Buses and Close the Homework Gap for Rural Students, VermontBiz

Concerns Rise as Aid to Help Low-Income Families Afford Broadband Nears End, Route Fifty

Welch Brings in an FCC Representative for Broadband Talks, WCAX

Sen Welch Emphasizes Importance of Supporting Semiconductors and Sustainable Technology Development in Rural States, Bollyinside

Vermont State Auditor, Public Service Department at Odds Over Telecom Plan, VTDigger

Vermont Expects a Huge Pot of Federal Money to Provide Broadband, but With Strings Attached, Mountain Times

VCBB Chosen as a Finalist for US Broadband Award, VermontBiz

NEK Broadband Expands Service in Waterford, Caledonian Record

Questex’s Fierce Telecom Announces the U.S Broadband Awards Finalists, Globe Newswire

NEK Broadband Offers Fiber-Based High-Speed Internet to Waterford Area, VermontBiz

VCBB Awards Almost $60 Million in Grants to Fund Vermont’s Broadband Buildout, Broadband Communities

Federal Requirement to Set Aside Funds Could Make Grants Too Expensive for Vermont’s Communications Union Districts, VTDigger

Vermont Awarded Almost $60M for Rural Broadband This Summer, Telecompetitor

VCBB Awards Almost $60 Million in Grants to Fund Vermont's Broadband Buildout, VermontBiz

Public Comments Sought on New Plan, Eagle Times

Consolidated Wins Fiber Network Deal in Vermont County, Telecompetitor

Vermont Expects a Huge Pot of Federal Money to Provide Broadband, but With Strings Attached, VTDigger

Shelburne Funds Communications Union District, Shelburne News

State Broadband Heads Address BEAD Implementation Focuses, Broadband Breakfast

Vermont Community Broadband Board Completes BEAD Draft, WCAX

Vermont Community Broadband Board Calls for Public Comment on New Draft Plan, VermontBiz

Northwest Fiberworx Y GWI VT Se Unen Para Llevar Banda Ancha A Vermont, Cremas Digital

Northwest Fiberworx Reaches Partner Deal for Upcoming Fiber Optic Network Construction, Saint Albans Messenger

Lamoille FiberNet CUD Gets Go-Ahead for Broadband Construction Grant, VermontBiz

Lamoille FiberNet strikes deal with Consolidated Communications, News & Citizen

Vermont Communities Will Own Open Access Fiber Network Built by Great Works Internet, Telecompetitor

Some Vermonters Find the Cost of Newly Expanded Broadband Is Too High, Seven Days

Northwestern Vermont Towns Make a Deal for Broadband, VTDigger

Vermont Submits Action Plan For Broadband, Inside Towers

A Capital Requirement for Broadband Funding Could Exclude Thousands of Providers, Route Fifty

Vt. Community Broadband Board Calls on White House to Fix Investment Policy, WCAX

VCBB Joins Coalition Urging Biden to Fix Signature Broadband Investment Program, Vermont Biz

Vermont Community Broadband Board Submits 5-Year Action Plan, Eagle Times

NBC5 In Depth: High-Speed Internet and the Race for Digital Equity in Rural Vermont, NBC5

Vermont Broadband Board Files Buildout Plan, WAMC

Vermont Submits BEAD Action Plan, Light Reading

Vermont Broadband Board Members Concerned Over Scott Using $20M for Flood Aid, Vermont Public

Christine Hallquist: Vermonters’ Safety Depends on a First-Rate Broadband Network, VTDigger

As Consolidated Communications Lays Off Workers, Regulators Discuss Accountability Policies, Vermont Public

Consolidated Public-Private Partnership Gets Set to Reach Vermont Broadband Milestone, Telecompetitor

How Some Vermont Residents Got Connected to High-Speed Internet So Fast, WCAX

Southern Vermont CUD Celebration Kicks Off Region's Gigabit Future, Market Screener

Senator Welch Joins SoVT CUD Celebration, VermontBiz

Communications Union District to Provide High-Speed Internet Access to 14 Vt. Towns, WCAX

Connecting Bennington County: Southern Vermont CUD, Elected Officials Celebrate Near-Completion of Fiberoptic Buildout, Manchester Journal

Better Internet Access to Become a Reality for Three NEK Towns, The Newport Daily Express

Southern Vermont CUD Celebrating 'Gig Town' Community Status Tuesday, VermontBiz

Vermont Ups Broadband Grants, Putting Two CUDs Closer to Deployment Goals, Telecompetitor

Maple Broadband Gets $2.1M in ARPA Funds, Addison County Independent

VCBB Calls for Public Comment on Draft Broadband Plans, VermontBiz

Vt. Broadband Crews Navigate Bad Weather, Tough Terrain to Get the Job Done, WCAX

Millions of Americans Still Don't Have Broadband. That's About to Change, Bloomberg Podcast The Big Take

Vermont’s Unique Communications Union Districts Support BEAD Outlays, Broadband Breakfast

States Have Broadband Money. Now They Just Have to Figure Out How to Spend It., Route Fifty

NH, VT, DE Among States with Highest Broadband Bill, Fierce Telecom

Can Vermont Turn Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Into High-Speed Internet for All?, Seven Days

Vermont to Receive $229 Million from Federal Government for Broadband Buildout, Bennington Banner

$229 Million in Federal Broadband Dollars Headed to Vermont, Saint Albans Messenger

Vt to Receive $229 Million From the Feds for Broadband Buildout, Mountain Times

To the 10,787 Vermonters Who Spoke Up; Thanks, Vermont Owes You, Saint Albans Messenger

Veto Session Less Dramatic Than Expected, The Charlotte News

Vermont to Receive $229 Million in Federal Funds to Expand Broadband Access, Vermont Public

These 23 Vermont Towns All Finally Have High-Speed Internet. Here's how ECFiber Pulled it Off, Vermont Public

ECFiber Celebrates High-Speed Internet Network in the Making Since 2007, VTDigger

Auditor's Report Identifies Risks to Vermont’s Universal Broadband Efforts, VermontBiz

Veto Session Less Dramatic Than Expected, The Charlotte News

ECFiber Launched in 23 Member Towns in the Upper Valley, NBC5

Vermont Receives $229 Million in Broadband Money, Rutland Herald

Maine Will Get $272 Million in Federal Funds to Expand Broadband, Yahoo News

Welch Hails Broadband Expansion with ECFiber, VermontBiz

Upper Valley Activates ‘East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network,’ myChamplainValley.com

New Hampshire, Vermont Receive Millions for Broadband, Eagle Times

Mission Accomplished: High-Speed Internet Now Reaches 23 Rural Vt. Towns, WCAX

Vermont to Receive $229 Million in Federal Funding for Broadband, VTDigger

Biden Promises Internet for All by 2030, CBS News

Vermont to Receive $229 Million From the Feds for Broadband Buildout, VermontBiz

How Much Each State Gets in Federal Broadband Grant Money, Pluribus News

States Reach the Unreachable with Broadband Line Extension Programs, Fierce Telecom

Vermont Slated to Receive Additional Federal Dollars After FCC Map Challenge, Broadband.IO

Vermont to Receive Millions in Funding After Updates to FCC's Broadband Coverage Map, WCAX

Vermonters Invited to Share Internet Access Woes, Ideas At In-Person Meetings, Vermont Public

Vermont Community Broadband to Hold Listening Session in Rutland, Rutland Herald

Vermonters Voice Frustrations with Poor Internet Access, ABC22

Vermont Community Broadband to Host Multiple Town Meetings, WCAX

Vermont Broadband Board to Hold Listening Sessions, Rutland Herald

Vermont Community Broadband Board to Hold In-Person Listening Session in Brattleboro, Brattleboro Reformer

A New Map Could Mean Less Money to Expand Broadband for Some States, Route Fifty

Capitol Beat: State Goes Online to Ask About Broadband, Times Argus

State Officials Highlight Discrepancies Between Updated FCC Map and Ground Truth, Broadband.IO

VCBB Invites Vermonters to Share How Their Digital Experience Can Be Improved, VermontBiz

Early State Broadband Spending Shows Policy Evolution, Route Fifty

U.S. Senate Committee Hears From Broadband Leaders About Rural Access Challenges, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Grant Expected to Speed Up Internet in Northeast Kingdom, News & Citizen

VCBB Announces State Kickoff of Digital Equity Plan, VermontBiz

Vermont Stepping Up Efforts to Close Digital Divide in Rural Areas, The Center Square

DVFiber Network Under Construction in Vermont, telecompetitor

Billions For Broadband Reignites Public, Private Tension, Pluribus News

Vermont CUD Gets $17M ReConnect Broadband Grant, telecompetitor

Fiber or Fixed Wireless? States Differ on Best Bang for Federal Broadband Bucks, Pluribus News

Vermont Senator Peter Welch chairs subcommittee hearing on rural broadband deployment, WAMC

USDA Awards $17M to NEK Broadband, myChamplainValley.com

States Race to Prepare for $42.5B in Federal Broadband Funds, Pluribus News

NEK Broadband to Receive $17.5 Million From Feds to Connect Most Remote Parts of Region, VTDigger

Welch Heads Broadband Meeting With Vermonter Input, WCAX

Vermont Broadband Providers to Testify Before US Senate Subcommittee, VermontBiz

Northfield Man Charged With Embezzling $560,000, Rutland Herald

Missing Man Who Allegedly Embezzled Nearly $600K From ECFiber Operator Found, Charged, Valley News

Missing Man Who Allegedly Embezzled Nearly $600K From ECFiber Operator Found, Charged, VTDigger

Peter Welch Tackles Broadband, Politico

Vermont is Getting Millions to Expand Broadband Access. State Wants More Oversight Over Public Dollars, Vermont Public

Vermont Broadband News: Consolidated Sees Milestone in Sight and More, Telecompetitor

SoVT CUD set to become first to reach universal broadband coverage, VermontBiz

SoVT CUD Set to Become First to Reach Universal Broadband Coverage by Year-End With Fidium Fiber Expansion, Business Wire

At 15, ECFiber Focuses on Reliability, The White River Valley Herald

Welch pushes USDA for more broadband support, WCAX

Welch Pushes USDA to Improve Programs Supporting Broadband Deployment in Vermont, VermontBiz

Full Disclosure: Lawmakers Serve on the Boards of Nonprofits They Fund, VTDigger

Vermont Has the Worst Internet Quality for Remote Working, Vermont Daily Chronicle

Broadband Rollout Brings Apprenticeship Program to Northeast Kingdom, WCAX

Finding the ‘Nuances in the Middle’ Between Security, Privacy (and Christine Hallquist, VCBB Executive Director, Explains How She’s Approaching Broadband Expansion in Vermont), Statescoop Priorities Podcast

NEK Broadband Hoping to Avoid Concerns Raised by State Auditor, Caledonian Record

Auditor Reports on Universal Broadband Risks, Williston Observer

Vermont Broadband Build Faces Risks, Inside Towers

Auditor Hoffer Releases Report Identifying Risks to Vt’s Universal Broadband Efforts, Mountain Times

State Auditor Says Vermont's Broadband Plan Has Some Risks, WCAX

Fidium Fiber Rolls Out Broadband; St. Albans Gets Fiber Upgrade, Saint Albans Messenger

Vermont Broadband Development Faces Funding Cliff, The Bond Buyer

10 Issues Flagged by State Auditor, Eagle Times

State Auditor Raises Concern with Internet Build Out, Rutland Herald

Vermont's Challenge to FCC Broadband Map is Not Going Well, Vermont Public

What's New in Digital Equity: Detroit Finds New Digital Equity Lead, Government Technology

NEKCA Awarded $500K Grant, Newport Dispatch

Vermont Public Input Sought on $2.7 Billion Digital Equity Programs, Rutland Herald

VCBB Encourages Vermonters to Comment on Upcoming Digital Equity Programs, VermontBiz

VCBB Encourages Vermonters to Comment on Upcoming Digital Equity Programs, EIN Newswires

Officials Ask for Public Input on Broadband Spending, WCAX

VCBB Announces New Apprenticeship Program, VermontBiz

Additional Federal Funding Coming to Increase Broadband Access in VT, WCAX

Maple Broadband Celebrates Service Launch, WCAX

Maple Broadband Launches Service in Addison County Area, VermontBiz

Connecting Vermont: The Cost to Boost Broadband Statewide, WCAX

Broadband Offices Chart Path Through FCC Mapping ‘Mess,’ StateScoop

Cheating Carriers Could Cost Web-Starved Americans Billions in Subsidies, The Register

Verizon, T-Mobile Overstate Claims With $43 Billion at Stake, Bloomberg

Officials: Grants a Key Part of Closing Vermont’s Broadband Divide, The Center Square

ISP Admits Lying to FCC About Size of Network to Block Funding to Rivals, Ars Technica

The FCC Broadband Maps: Meet the New Maps, Same as the Old Maps, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Lawmakers Complain FCC’s New Broadband Maps Are Still Inaccurate Post-Form 477, BroadbandNow

FCC's Revised Broadband Maps Missing Some Folks, Say States, Individuals, Agri-Pulse

Vermont Anchors 100/100 Broadband Model, Municipal Approach, Fierce Telecom

Communities Are Bonding Together In Vermont To Meaningfully Challenge Telecom Monopolies, Techdirt

Deadline to Challenge FCC Maps Highlights Failed Process, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

NTIA to Move Forward With Current Timeline on BEAD Despite Extension Requests, Communications Daily

DVFiber Connects First Customers, VermontBiz

Last Day to Contest FCC Broadband Map for More State Funding, WCAX

States Blast FCC Broadband Map Accuracy, Urge Deadline Extension, Pluribus News

FCC Broadband Map Challenges Top 350K as Deadline Looms, Fierce Telecom

Senators Fear 'Deeply Flawed' FCC Broadband Map Could Screw Them Out of Millions in Federal Funds, Yahoo News

FCC’s New Broadband Map Greatly Overstates Actual Coverage, Senators Say, Ars Technica

Will the FCC Maps Get Better?, Pots and Pans

Vermont Businesses, Schools, Everyone is Encouraged to Challenge FFC Broadband Maps, Rutland Herald

Government Spending Billions To Expand Broadband but Can't Tell Who Needs It, Reason

FCC’s Attempt To Finally Map Broadband Continues To Be A Hot Mess, Techdirt

Senators Press FCC on Map That Will Guide Billions in Broadband Infrastructure Funding, Route Fifty

Rural Connectivity: How charitable giving can increase access to high-speed internet and revitalize Vermont, The Vermont Community Foundation

Commentary: Do You Really Have the Broadband the FCC Thinks You Have?, The Daily Yonder

Vermonters Urged to Challenge Broadband Map Data, Mountain Times

CUDs Lead Affordable Fiber Revolution in Vermont, Community Networks

State Calls on Vermonters to Help Correct Federal Broadband Map, Vermont Public

Vermont's Congressional Delegation Presses FCC for More Time on Broadband Maps, Times Argus

States Contend With Short Timeline to Correct Broadband Map, U.S. News & World Report

With Federal Broadband Grants Pending, Vermonters Urged to Check for FCC Errors, New England Cable News

CVFiber Rolls Out High-Speed Internet, Montpelier Bridge

Feds Are Underestimating Vermont's Broadband Problems, Officials Say, Seven Days

Vermont Broadband Leaders Push for Extension to Challenge FCC Coverage Map, WCAX

Broadband Board Calls for Pushback on Service Map, News & Citizen

Vermont Will Lose Money if Broadband Maps Aren't Accurate, According to State Broadband Board, Rutland Herald

Vermont Board Calls on Vermonters to Challenge 'Wrong' FCC Data, Bennington Banner

Go Check the FCC Broadband Map—Mistakes Could Cost Your State Billions, Consumer Reports

Officials Urge Vermonters to Challenge Errors in FCC’s New Broadband Map, VTDigger

Is Your Internet Speed Correct?, WCAX

VCBB Issues 'Call to Action' for Vermonters to Challenge Wrong FCC Map Data, VermontBiz

Chittenden County’s New Communications Union District Plots Next Steps, The Other Paper

Crowd Hears Pitch on Federal Funding from State Officials, Bennington Banner

FCC Launches Challenge Process to Improve Broadband Maps, AEI

Some Vermonters Are Living and Working Better Thanks to New High-Speed Internet, Seven Days

The FCC Has a New Broadband Map. Vermont Officials Say it Vastly Overstates Reality, VTDigger

Katherine Ash: Skilled Trade Jobs Are In High Demand. Vermont Can Seize the Moment, VTDigger

Five Municipalities in Chittenden County Form New Communications Union District, VTDigger