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VT Covered is working with communities across the state of Vermont in two ways: FCC Mobile Challenge and VT250th Celebration. Both of these initiatives encourage Vermonters to help close the digital divide. 

FCC Mobile Challenge: Help your community and win Red Sox tickets!

Join the FCC’s Mobile Speed Test Challenge and enter for a chance to win 4 tickets in the Dell Technologies Club, plus parking. Each Speed Test you complete is an entry, so visit as many places in and around your community as possible. Speed Tests are fast and allow the FCC to get an accurate assessment of wireless availability in order to allocate funding where it is needed most.

VT Covered will be drawing winners all season long. Let’s go Red Sox! 

How to participate: 

Vermont 250TH Community Planning Grants

Generously supported by VT Covered and administered by the Vermont Historical Society as part of their work with the Vermont 250th Anniversary Commission.

In Vermont, the years 2025-2027 will focus on the semiquincentennial (250th) of the founding of the United States. Planning for this commemoration is already underway. The Vermont 250th Anniversary Commission (VT250th), tasked by Governor Phil Scott, is working to create opportunities for Vermonters to mark this anniversary. The 250th offers an occasion to not only learn more about these historic events but also to reflect on what independence, freedom, and self-determination mean today and in the future. Vermont’s motto “Freedom and Unity” reflects not only the spirit of the Green Mountain State, but the founding ethos of the United States itself.

The VT250th is working diligently to be economically, culturally, and racially inclusive in the planning and implementation of the anniversary. Inclusion requires access. In 2023 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. VT Covered works with communities throughout Vermont to advocate for and create access to this revolutionary technology.

Congratulations to Our Grant Recipients So Far!

  • Fairfield Historical Society, Fairfield

  • Jamaica Historical Foundation, Jamaica

  • Morgan Historical Society, Morgan

  • Town of Pomfret, Vermont 250th Anniversary Committee, Pomfret

  • Tunbridge Historical Society, Tunbridge

  • Whiting Library, Chester

  • Woodstock History Center, Woodstock

  • Worcester, Vermont Historical Society, Worcester

This grant program is intended to help communities plan and prepare for the 250th at the local level. Grants are $1,000 and will be given to support a range of activities that help to define and move forward programs, events, and resources for 2026-2027. This can include but is not limited to activities such as community dialogues, exhibit research/design, collections digitization/access projects, preliminary work on publications, creation of educational resources, or other general planning activities.

As of April 1, 2024, the grants are open to all Vermont Communities. Learn more or apply. 

Let’s Connect!

Vermont Cover is working to increase cell coverage in rural areas to ensure Vermonters have access to cell service when they need it most. Add your name to LET’S CONNECT and show your support.

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