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Better broadband coming to 7 Vermont towns thanks to grants

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — People in seven rural Vermont communities will be getting better broadband internet service thanks to a series of grants through Connectivity Initiative distributed by the Department of Public Service. The Connectivity Initiative works to expand high-speed broadband service starting with unserved and underserved locations. ECFiber is getting $72,500 to bring fiber optic cable service to 31 homes and businesses in the towns of Randolph, Royalton and Stockbridge.

Consolidated Communications Inc. received $175,000 to expand broadband to 162 homes and businesses in Reading, Woodstock and Whitingham. Comcast received a grant of $300,000 to bring cable broadband service to 114 homes and businesses in Cavendish.

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