Broadband

Chittenden County CUD LATEST NEWS

Next Meeting: February 28 Agenda | Clerk’s Report | January Financial Report | February 14 Draft Minutes

 

A Communications Union District (CUD) is a municipal organization made of two or more towns for the purpose of building, or causing to be built, communication infrastructure together.

For agendas, minutes, and more information, see below.

SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON:

WHAT IS A COMMUNICATIONS UNION DISTRICT (CUD)? »
CHITTENDEN COUNTY CUD OVERVIEW »
MAP OF CHITTENDEN COUNTY CUD »
CUD AGENDAS & MINUTES »
CUD BOARD MEMBERS »
BACKGROUND INFORMATION »
CONTACT »


WHAT IS A COMMUNICATIONS UNION DISTRICT (CUD)?

A Communications Union District (CUD) is a municipal organization made of two or more towns for the purpose of building, or causing to be built, communication infrastructure together. CUDs may plan, contract, build, and manage the infrastructure that will provide high speed internet. The main function of the CUD would be to deliver public funds to the providers to build the network and to provide public oversight to ensure broadband service is provided to unserved and underserved locations at speeds of at least 100/100 Mbps in accordance with Act 71. By working together, municipalities are more likely to attract a provider and leverage financial resources. After the formation of the CUD, other municipalities can join with a vote of the Selectboard.

For more information about CUDs, visit the Vermont Communications Union Districts webpage.

BACK TO TOP ⇑


Chittenden county CUD Overview

The Chittenden County CUD is currently made up of eight municipalities: Essex, Essex Junction, Jericho, Shelburne, South Burlington, Underhill, Westford and Williston.


CUD AGENDAS & MINUTES

The CCCUD Board generally meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 3:00pm.

BACK TO TOP ⇑


CUD BOARD MEMBERS

  • Essex Junction | Representative: Marta Pauer-Tursi | Alternate: TBD
  • Essex | Representative: Hubert Norton | Alternate: Andy Watts
  • Jericho | Representative: John Abbott | Alternate: Angelike Contis
  • Shelburne | Representative: David Solomon | Alternate: TBD
  • South Burlington | Representative: Tim Barritt | Alternate: Colin McNeil
  • Underhill | Representative: Brad Holden | Alternate: TBD
  • Westford | Representative: Julia Andrews (Vice Chair) | Alternate: TBD
  • Williston | Representative: Michael Vance (Chair) | Alternates: Erin Dickinson, Erik Wells

Non-Board Members

  • Charlie Baker (Treasurer)
  • Ann Janda (Clerk)

BACK TO TOP ⇑


background information

RESOURCES

november 2022 vote

On November 8th, 2022, five Chittenden County municipalities (Essex, Essex Junction, Shelburne, South Burlington, and Williston) voted yes to enter into a Chittenden County Communications Union District (CUD). Subsequently three more municipalities joined (Westford, Underhill, and Jericho).


Contact

For more information, please contact Charlie Baker, CCRPC Executive Director.

BACK TO TOP ⇑