The Bennington area "SoVT CUD" has reached universal service coverage.

The Southern Vermont Communications Union District (SoVT CUD) has become one of the first CUD’s in the state to reach universal service coverage.

Through a partnership with Fidium, SoVT CUD will reach universal service coverage just 13 months after receiving a grant from the Vermont Community Broadband Board in October 2022. Multi-gigabit service is now available to every home and business in its 14-town service area: Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Landgrove, Londonderry, Manchester, Peru, Pownal, Rupert, Sandgate, Shaftsbury, Sunderland, Winhall and Woodford. In total, more than 33,000 residents, including 2,400 previously unserved, now have access to multi-gig fiber service.

Read the press release here.