BT Values our Community

Our  community is important to us and we strive to support it in as many ways as we can. While we are located in Burlington, our care extends beyond the city as our fiber footprint expands into Winooski, South Burlington, Colchester, Essex Junction and more on the horizon. At BT, one of our core values is “to define what a local service provider should be.” One of the best ways to do that is by being a good corporate citizen. We work to enhance community services and programs by being an innovative leader in delivering state of the art, next-generation technologies.

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." -Coretta Scott King

Assistance Programs

IAP – Our discount program was created to help qualifying community members with affordable broadband Internet services and the access it provides to jobs, healthcare, and educational resources to those who need it.

ACP – The ACP is a federal program that provides a temporary discount of up to $30 per month on broadband Internet bills to qualified households. The goal is to help low-income households stay connected to Internet service for school, work, telemedicine appointments, and more.

Lifeline – Lifeline is a service offered as part of a government assistance program and is available only to eligible consumers that qualify through their participation in the following government programs or through income.

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Digital Inclusion

Connecting Burlington’s children with the tech resources they need at home to excel in school. BT’s ultimate goal of creating Burlington a digitally inclusive community includes:

  • Access: Availability, affordability, design for inclusion, and public access.
  • Adoption: Relevance, digital literacy, and consumer safety.
  • Application: Economic and workforce development, education, health care, public safety and emergency services, civic engagement, and social connections.

Community Connectivity

BT has funded 20+ Free Wifi Hotspots throughout the community for public use, including state-of-the-art, gigabit-capable Wifi at the Fletcher Free Library, Downtown Transit Center, the McClure Multi-Generational Center, Generator, and Ethan Allen Homestead.

BT also delivers internet connectivity to support the needs of some of Burlington’s biggest annual events, including:

  • Vermont City Marathon
  • Wine & Food Festival
  • COTS Phonathon
  • SEABA Art Hop
  • STRUT Fashion Show
  • Independence Day Fireworks
  • Maritime Festival
  • Dragonboat Race
  • Penguin Plunge
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Burlington Telecom is a core institutional partner for BTV Ignite, supporting the creation of a sustainable tech eco-system aimed at generating new, well-paying jobs in Burlington and providing professional careers for young Vermonters.

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