Maple Broadband gets $2.1M in ARPA funds

The Vermont Community Broadband Board on July 18 approved $2.157 million more in American Rescue Plan Act funding for Maple Broadband, Addison County’s nonprofit internet service provider. 

City eyes election on opera house, Maple Broadband

On Tuesday the Vergennes City Council discussed a special city election that could be scheduled for late this spring or early summer and have multiple items on the ballot.

Nonprofit internet arrives in the county

Maple Broadband, Addison County’s nonprofit internet provider, has connected its first nine customers to high-speed, fiber-optic service in parts of three towns — Cornwall, Salisbury and Middlebury.

City park eyed for communication hub

Maple Broadband, the quasi-municipal nonprofit entity undertaking a mission of providing high-speed internet to underserved and unserved areas of Addison County, has approached Vergennes about an easement in one of its city parks on which it hopes to inst … (read more)

Maple Broadband hires deVilliers as director

Addison County native de Villiers lives in New Haven and comes to Maple Broadband with deep experience in telecommunications, strategy, and policy. 

Letter to the editor: Broadband fiber-optic cables are ‘visual pollution’

In the name of progress we have repeated the errors of the past and again uglified our beautiful rural county with this regressive monstrosity of a cable network.

New high-speed internet coming to 14 towns

The nonprofit internet provider Maple Broadband began work in early October stringing fiber-optic lines that will bring high-speed service to up to 1,400 underserved or unserved households in portions of Cornwall, Leicester, Middlebury, Orwell, Salisbury, … (read more)

Maple Broadband gets $8.7M for buildout

The Vermont Community Broadband Board on July 15 awarded Maple Broadband an $8.69 million grant that will allow the Addison County nonprofit internet service provider to start building out its network as soon as September and serve its first customers by … (read more)

Ferrisburgh backs ARPA funds for Maple Broadband expansion

By a 3-2 vote, the board backed what was town residents’ top choice in a fall survey on how the board should use its ARPA allocation.

Ferrisburgh mulls ARPA funds use

Maple Broadband, the nonprofit devoted to bringing high-speed internet to rural areas in 20 Addison County towns, emerged as the favorite target for Ferrisburgh’s $804,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funds.

$2.3M grant to help county internet provider

The nonprofit internet provider Maple Broadband was awarded $2.3 million on Oct. 4 by the newly formed Vermont Community Broadband Board (VCBB) to fund its critical “preconstruction” phase.

Ferrisburgh considers water, broadband for ARPA money

FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard last week decided to wait before making a contribution from its federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to county nonprofit internet provider Maple Broadband. But this week Board Chair Jessica James said s … (read more)

County internet utility finds partner, seeks funding

ADDISON COUNTY — Nonprofit internet provider Maple Broadband has signed up 20 Addison County towns to accept its service, and has just reached a deal with Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom to maintain, repair and serve its planned network.When complete … (read more)

Funding is key to expanded broadband

ADDISON COUNTY — When the Vergennes City Council voted to join Maple Broadband on April 13, it marked a milestone: Every community in Addison County now belongs to a Communications Union District, or CUD, and 20 of them have signed on with Maple Broadband … (read more)