Progress Update, Fall 2022
NEK Broadband expects to bring new high-speed internet to portions of 90% of the towns in the Northeast Kingdom over the next two years.
We are currently building the foundation, or “backbone” of the network. Once the backbone is complete, our next steps will be determined using objective criteria including grant-funding obligations, existing infrastructure within each town, and numbers of priority addresses as identified by the State of Vermont. (Priority addresses are, for example, those where school-aged children or people using telehealth services live.)
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Formed on March 3, 2020, NEK Broadband is a Communications Union District (CUD) building high-speed broadband internet service to underserved communities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. As a municipal entity, our district represents every town in Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans counties of Vermont, plus Wolcott in Lamoille County.
The NEK Community Broadband Communications Union District (NEK Broadband) is a community-driven organization working to ensure equitable and affordable access to high-speed internet across our region as a vehicle for ensuring the economic and social prosperity of the entire Northeast Kingdom of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans County. To achieve this, we support the development and maintenance of a network that serves our communities now and proactively evolves to anticipate and meet future needs, while balancing affordability, sustainability, and fiscal responsibility.
Unanimously Amended & Affirmed by NEK Broadband Governing Board, November 11, 2021