% of Vermont covered by state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure


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Story Behind the Curve

The basic broadband standard, 4/1 Mega-bits per second (Mbps), measures the bare minimum broadband necessary to access a basic website. the standard is measured against residential and commercial structures of which there are roughly 310,000. 96.2 percent of the state's residential and commercial buildings have broadband of this level or better. This means that these structures have access to DSL, cable or fiber to the premises internet. 80.3% of the state has access to 25/3 Mbps broadband or better, which is likely delivered by fast DSL, cable, or fiber. 76.1% have access to 100/20 Mbps or better, which is delivered through cable or fiber to the home systems. 29.2% of locations have fiber to the home. The state goal is to bring 100% of vermont locations to fiber to the premises by 2024. The state is investing $250 million to expand fiber to the home. While the total number of locations served by basic broadband will not likely increase, the number of locations with excellent broadband (i.e. 100/100 Mbps) should increase every year.


The Data measures the number of Vermont households that currently have broadband access at 4/1 Mbps. This level of bandwidth is the bare minimium necessary to access a basic website. The federal definition of broadband is 25/3 Mbps and will soon change to 100/20 Mbps. Vermont is 80.3% and 76.1% served for each respective speed tier (2021). The highest speed measured by the data is 100/100 Mbps (currently the state statutory broadband goal). The state is 29.2% served at this level. 

Notes on Methodology

Information on Vermont's broadband availability statistics can be found here:

Scorecard Result Container Indicator Measure Action Actual Value Target Value Tag S R I P PM A m/d/yy m/d/yyyy