Some Information about ValleyNet - Who Are We?

Welcome to ValleyNet : Some Information about ValleyNet - Who Are We?

Founded in October 1994, the primary purpose of non-profit ValleyNet is to provide and facilitate community-based information resources for the Upper Connecticut River Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont.

Our current primary goal and activity is to support efforts to bring universal broadband access to our community. ECFiber (the East Central Vermont Telecommunications District) contracts with ValleyNet to design build and operate its growing network.

In the past, we provided a broader range of services, including:

  • the first local dial up (and some DSL) Internet access and email accounts for the Upper Valley to over 6,000 users (now managed by,
  • email discussion lists ("listservs") for many communities and groups that are now managed by Vital Communitites to facilitate communication amongst members of communities, organizations, and interest groups,
  • web site hosting and web page design,
  • an annual electronics recycling event,
  • an events calendar open for non-profit organizations to post their events, and
  • technical education programs on a broad array of topics (now provided by

but have decided to focus exclusively on universal broadband.

We have separate pages with our Mission Statement, and a list of the ValleyNet Board of Directors and their biographical information.