Broadband and wireless connectivity is essential for public safety, rural equity, education, job opportunities, economic development, health care, and agriculture. All Vermonters should have the connection to participate fully and have the opportunities offered in our increasingly digital world.
Vermont Covered works with communities throughout Vermont to advocate for and create access to broadband and wireless broadband.
3 out of 4 rural states are at a disadvantage when it comes to getting fair internet prices, further isolating them from the opportunities that wealthier and more urban states have. Vermont is one of the worst-performing states, ranking 48th in internet value.
Vermonters work 146% more for the same quality of mobile internet, and 175.8% more for broadband.
Help Your Community
The federal government is allocating millions of dollars to states to provide broadband to rural communities. In order to ensure Vermont receives enough funding, all Vermonters must check to see if the FCC’s map is accurate. Click the link below, enter your address, and, if the information is incorrect, click on “Mobile Challenge” to provide the correct information. It’s fast and allows the FCC to get an accurate assessment of wireless availability in order to allocate funding where it is needed most.