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VTel Offers Gigabit Fiber Service at Half the Price of Google's

Vermont Telephone Co. (VTel) now offers a gigabit fiber Internet connection to its residents for $35/month or just half the price of Google Fiber.

According to VTel’s Chief Executive Michel Guite, the project was made possible by a $94 million stimulus awarded by the federal government for broadband development, which enabled the company to refit its antiquated infrastructure that was originally installed in 1890.

It is worth noting that VTel was initially denied federal funding for the project, and Google played a “helpful role” in providing the necessary grant money by pushing forward with its Fiber project. Michel Guite acknowledged this with a statement to the Wall Street Journal that “Google has really given us more encouragement.”

  • Gabriel Fonseca
    oooh! Comcast and Centurylink shour seriousely reconsider their prices immediately. I though Comcast did us a favor by bumping my connection to 72 megabits but.... Really?! $35 a month for Gigabit service? BRING THIS TO COLORADO PLEASE !!!!!
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  • ikyung
    Capitalism. Working as intended.
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  • Walsho
    500GB, monthly cap, in other words half the capacity of 3mbit dsl. Our tax money at work.
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  • icraft
    Internet in 1890! WOW, that's really "antiquated"
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  • grz09
    Damn you first world country!
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  • zander1983
    Do you deliver to Australia?
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  • Onihikage
    Thanks, Google! I don't live in Vermont, but those who do are really lucky!
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  • CrArC
    Some very small areas in the UK get gigabit fiber. There's 100mbps available in my area in a half-mild radius around my house.

    Naturally my house (which is a new construction) gets 6mbps max. It's obvious really, I mean who believes new houses need access to modern broadband? And this after waiting TWO MONTHS for an idiot to turn up and flip and switch to activate my service because, naturally, every broadband engineer for thirty miles is booked solid.

    tl;dr: if you're on fiber, I hate you slightly.
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  • acadia11
    How is this capitalism working as intended, if capitalism was working as inteneded, we'd all be getting offered VTel's service and price.
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  • ddpruitt
    Capitalism. Working as intended.

    Actually this isn't capitalism. VTel got a government grant, pure capitalism doesn't allow for this. This is a combination of socialism and capitalism. You may want to either check your facts or your definitions before making such a broad statement.
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