Progress Update, Feb. 2023
NEK Broadband is committed to fast reliable internet service to every address with utility poles in the Northeast Kingdom and Wolcott. By the end of 2024, portions of 45 of our member towns will have access to new high-speed internet as we build the “backbone” of our fiber-optic network to maximize the reliability of services. Plans for building out after the backbone will be based on many factors including grant-funding obligations, existing infrastructure, number of addresses registered, and those with school-aged children or telehealth needs.
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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 and Wolcott. 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 Counties, and Wolcott in Lamoille 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