Tilson Broadband Provides Rural Communities in Vermont with up to 10 Gbps High-Speed Internet

Telecom Tech Outlook | Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The installation of broadband is backed by two grants awarded to Tilson last year by the Vermont Department of Public Service's (PSD) COVID-19 Emergency Connectivity Initiative as well as Get Vermonters Connected Now Initiative (GVCNI).

FREMONT, CA: Tilson, a national network development and information infrastructure professional services firm, is planting a fiber to the premise (FTTP) network in order to bring Tilson Broadband's fiber optic internet service to the towns of Lunenburg, Danville, and St. Johnsbury, Vermont. With a regional office in downtown St. Johnsbury, Vermont, Tilson Broadband customers in the three new locations can benefit from fiber internet speeds varying from 500 Mbps to up to 10 Gbps, no data caps, as well as better reliability in harsh New England weather. Tilson has also inaugurated a new office and edge data center in St. Johnsbury, as well as created several local jobs.

The installation of broadband is backed by two grants awarded to Tilson last year by the Vermont Department of Public Service's (PSD) COVID-19 Emergency Connectivity Initiative as well as Get Vermonters Connected Now Initiative (GVCNI). As a consequence of the grants, Tilson Broadband will provide fiber optic internet service to more than 500 underserved and unserved residents and businesses by December 2021. The puropse of Vermont's COVID-19 Emergency Connectivity Initiative is to utilize Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to bring high-speed broadband service to underserved and unserved places targeting locations that lacks 25/3 Mbps (download/upload) broadband service.

"We are deeply committed to doing our part to solve the digital divide," stated Joshua Broder, Tilson CEO. "By providing reliable access to remote education, clear audio- and video-conferencing, and access to telemedicine appointments to Vermonters, we hope to help enhance the quality of life for residents and businesses in the area."

"Working in the community and having a solid employee presence in the area is core to how we do business," stated Vice President Kate Rush. "We want to provide a friendly, timely, and quality broadband service that is responsive and meets the needs of the local community. The warm welcome from everyone in the Danville and St. Johnsbury areas coupled with Tilson Broadband's solution to current problems makes this a special time."