Community update December 6: Good morning from Vernon. Morning clouds, even a flurry, and a few rays of afternoon sun. highs in the upper 30's.Town Hall is open. The Treasurer's office has it's own outside entrance. Call 802 257 3077 or email Windham Southeast Supervisory Union Board will meet at 6:00 PM in the WRCC, Cusick Conference Room, and remotely via Zoom. ID: 885 1787 6782 Passcode: 6zbq7sPay as you throw Trash bags are on sale at the Town Clerk's office, Vernon Free Library, Guilford Country Store and J Spec Auto. Remember, pick up day is tomorrow.Stop in, call 802 257 0292 or email a great day and be careful out there.


How’s your internet? Feb. 2021 update from DVFiber

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, our need for equitable, reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet service is ongoing.  

Prior to the appearance of COVID, a quicker Internet connection was considered a promising addition to our increasingly interconnected lives. Now, it is commonly understood to be a stark necessity. And unfortunately for some of us, it was and still is a faraway and expensive dream.

We were recently contacted by a Vernon resident who lives “off the beaten path;” she and her husband are not able to access the Internet through cable or even through a telephone line. In her words, they “have to rely on satellite or 4g, all of which have data caps. [They] are currently awaiting a new router that offers unlimited [access], but it will cost … almost $140 a month.” Furthermore, they live 1,000 feet from a cable substation and were informed that it would cost them $7,000 to connect. She wanted to know “when and if fiber comes to town, is that something everyone will have access to, even if [they] are out in the middle of nowhere? Is there anything [they] need to do to get put on a map or something?”

We want to know your stories; you are the reason we are working so hard to get every home and business in Vernon and southern Vermont access to affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband. DVFiber volunteers, ordinary folks like you, are seeking funding, working with a variety of companies to do a telephone pole study, locate all homes and businesses in the DVFiber district, and plan the work needed to make this happen.

As you can see, there is an enormous amount of work to be done to secure broadband for Vernon and this part of Vermont. Visit or contact Munson Hicks at or Bronna Zlochiver at to learn more. And remember, we do want to know your stories about your current Internet service and your questions or concerns about future fiber optic broadband service.

In an effort to connect with residents throughout the district, we have launched a quarterly newsletter. We invite you to read it and subscribe. Follow this link:

DVFiber now has a Facebook page. If you use Facebook, please Like the page (search for DVFiber, or follow this link: and watch for more news of DVFiber’s growth and progress in the Vernon Community News, on the unofficial website, and on the Vernon Facebook Group page.