Vermont Telephone adds fiber management to its broadband stimulus network build

Vermont Telephone Company continues to make progress in building out its hybrid wireless/wireline Wireless Open World (WOW) network.

VTel WOW stimulus

VTel's WOW network map.

The goal of VTel's network drive is to bring fiber to every home and business in its service area, which will be complemented by a wireless 4G/LTE broadband services throughout Vermont.

In the latest stage of its wireline FTTH deployment, the service provider is deploying Clearfield's FieldSmart fiber platform.

Justin Robinson, VTel President said it " selected the FieldSmart fiber platform because of their expertise in consolidating, protecting, and distributing fiber not only in metropolitan communities but also, and importantly, in rural markets."

When VTel completes its FTTH network build, it will deliver 1 Gbps speed services to over 15,000 customers throughout the southern Vermont service area by 2012, the new project is made possible through $129 million in broadband stimulus grants via the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).

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