BT Values our Community

Our Burlington 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, too. Over this past year alone we have accelerated the timeline for the $50K STEM grant to help local businesses, donated towards graduation costs for local high schools, sponsored the virtual Dragon Boat Festival, participated and donated to Spectrum’s Sleep Out, partnered with Pre K-12 schools in Burlington to provide families without Internet access connectivity to support remote learning due to COVID-19 and more.

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

EDU-NET – Providing Burlington school students with the internet tools they need to reach their full potential, BT Edu-Net offers high-speed internet service to qualified families at a significantly reduced price.

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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 15+ Free Wifi Hotspots throughout the city 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.

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

  • Vermont City Marathon
  • Wine & Food Festival
  • Annual COTS Phonathon
  • SEABA Art Hop
  • STRUT Fashion Show
  • Independence Day Fireworks
  • Maritime Festival
  • Dragonboat Race
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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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