Town and Village

DVFiber connects Readsboro to high-speed fiber internet

READSBORO — Readsboro is now connected to high-speed internet service for the first time, thanks to DVFiber. One gigabyte speeds are available now for 160 Readsboro households and businesses, and all remaining on-grid locations will be connected in the next few months. A celebratory event will be hosted in November.

Customers interested in getting connected can check availability at and begin the process of signing up. The town of Readsboro, through its support of DVFiber, is offering a $50 discount on the first month of service to all Readsboro customers who sign up by Nov. 1.

Omar Smith, a member of both the Readsboro Select Board and DVFiber Governing Board, said in a news release "Finally, after many years of pushing on privately owned providers plus seeking support and direction from local, state, and federal sources, an actual high-speed network is being built and is available to the whole town, not just the more densely populated areas."

DVFiber began constructing its new, 21st-century fiber optic network in 2022, focusing first on Readsboro, where most households and businesses have lacked adequate internet service for a long time.

A small group of customers was connected in December 2022 to test the network and to assure future customers that they could expect excellent service. This service will soon be available throughout the town.

"We look forward to doing the same for all remaining un-served or under-served locations in our district," said DVFiber Governing Board Chair Steven John. Our universal service plan and mission is to ensure digital equity for all."

The Deerfield Valley Communications Union District (DVCUD, d.b.a. DVFiber) is a community-owned, professionally managed and operated special-purpose municipality for the purpose of providing affordable, reliable, and fast internet service to all households and businesses in its 24 member towns.

Historically, small rural communities were left behind by commercial providers as being too expensive to warrant investment of private capital. DVFiber and other communications union districts are Vermont's solution to this long-standing problem.

For more information about DVFiber and its mission to provide universal, affordable, reliable high-speed internet service, visit

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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