ECFiber reaches into Woodstock

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ECFiber reaches into Woodstock

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine ECFiber has announced the launch of a new project which will bring ECFiber’s fast Internet service to many residents of Woodstock this year. The project is intended to connect the northern part of the ECFiber network (Barnard, Pomfret, Bethel, and beyond) to the southern part of the network (South Woodstock, West Windsor, and Reading).

Many Woodstock residents on the planned route will have access to ECFiber’s reliable, fast and locally supported network. “Connecting the southern most areas to our main network allows us to build in redundancy and greater reliability in case of an unplanned outage on one of our key routes” explained Carole Monroe, CEO of ValleyNet. ValleyNet is the design, build and operating contractor for ECFiber.

According to the plan, the ECFiber network which currently terminates at the Barnard and Pomfret borders, will be extended down Pomfret Road to Thompson’s Corner, up Barnard Road (Rte.12) to Prosper Road, then down to Woodstock Union High School on Route 4. ECFiber cables will cross the Ottauquechee River behind the school, then follow College Hill Road and Riverside Park Road west to Fletcher Hill Road. The route then heads south on Fletcher Hill Road to where it branches east on Fletcher Schoolhouse Road toward the village of South Woodstock and west to Benedict Road and Long Hill Road. Side roads off this main route and our existing route in South Woodstock will be built at the same time.

“The network extension will pass over 500 premises and add 28 miles of new network to Woodstock,” commented ValleyNet CEO Monroe. “While we are working on this infrastructure build, we will also be doing a network design including more of Woodstock. Eventually, we’ll want to serve those residents and businesses, too.”

ECFiber is a consortium of 24 Vermont towns organized as a Communications Union District (30 V.S.A. § 3052) with the mission to build a community-owned, locally-operated fiber-optic network bringing fast and reliable broadband Internet service to every resident and business in its member towns.

Source: ECFiber. www.ecfiber.net