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Consolidated Communications will provide symmetrical gigabit fiber to more than 30,000 additional business and residential locations in nine Vermont communities by the end of September, the company announced today

The communities are Barre, Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Fair Haven, Rutland, West Rutland, Pittsfield, Montpelier and Proctor. The service provider already is offering services to 13,000 addresses in two of the communities – Brattleboro and Bellows Falls – as well as Montpelier.

The service will be priced at $70 per month including equipment and installation. Residential services have a one-year price guarantee with no contract required.

“Thousands of residents and businesses in Vermont can now get some of the fastest internet speeds in the country,” Erik Garr, president of consumer and small business services at Consolidated Communications, said in a press release about the Consolidated gigabit Vermont deployments. “Reliable fiber network connectivity drives economic development and creates new opportunities for businesses and residents. All in all, fiber internet improves the quality of life for people in cities large and small, rural and urban.”

In April, Consolidated said that it had completed the 5,000 passings in Brattleboro and Montpelier. The company said that it planned to upgrade 50,000 passings to gigabit fiber and to bring FTTP service to more than 2000,000 passings by 2026.

The company is upgrading 1.6 million locations across its 23-state footprint, including more than 1 million locations in New England.

In July, Consolidated expanded CCiTV, an HD TV, service to small and medium-sized businesses throughout northern New England. The service already had been available to residential users in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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