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ECFiber   ValleyNet is working with The East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network to bring high-speed fiber-optic networking to 23 towns in Vermont. We're working to create a state-of-the-art high-speed network to carry high-speed broadband Internet service to every home, business, and municipal office and school in each of these communities. ECFiber recently announced the launch of a pilot project centered in Royalton. Find out more at

The Vermont Telephone Company (VTEL) has received an $81M stimulus grant and a $35M loan to provide unserved Vermonters with "4G" fixed wireless broadband, as well as to provide its own subscribers with fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service.

A rural Lake County, MN, FTTH project, using essentially the same business plan and project leadership as ECFiber, has been funded by the US Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS). Ask your congressional delegation why Lake County was funded and ECFiber was not.

Chattanooga, TN, announces 1 gigabit Internet access over fiber.

Upper Valley Fiber Initiative  ValleyNet has launched UVFI as part of its broadband advocacy. Read the exciting details.

WCNH  The New Hampshire FastRoads Project (which includes the local West Central New Hampshire Network), received a $44.5M federal stimulus grant to develop a middle mile fiber network as well as small pilot FTTH projects in Enfield and Rindge.

Computer and Electronics Recycling   Visit our Recycling Computers and Electronics page for information on recycling and re-using electronics and computers. It's important to keep electronics and computers out of the waste stream; not only do they add unecessary waste to landfills, but many of their parts can be re-used or recycled, which makes it possible to reduce the need for new raw materials.

Community Discussion Lists In its mission to help facilitate conversation and communication among community members, ValleyNet manages several discussion forums for towns and special interest groups.
To subscribe to any of our discussion lists, find out more by visiting our Community Discussion Lists page. We currently sponsor discussion lists for the towns of Thetford, Norwich, Vershire, Fairlee, Bradford, Hartford, Hanover, Strafford, South Strafford, and Mascoma-area towns, a list for people interested in eating local foods ("Localvores"), and now a special discussion list for those involved with local nonprofits.

Online Learning   There are many resources on the web for online learning; some sites listed below offer free courses and self-paced tutorials, some charge for their courses, some are degree-granting institutions. Some sites offer courses with mentors who confer with you about the work you are doing; some offer self-paced tutorials that you work through on your own. Visit our Online Learning page to find out more.

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This page last updated September 19, 2010.