SVEC has announced its plan to build a fiber-optic network across the co-op’s service territory. The network will be used to deliver 100% fiber to the home high-speed internet service to SVEC’s consumer-members through the cooperative’s newly formed subsidiary, Rapid Fiber Internet, LLC.

While Government grants are available to help defray the cost of building internet infrastructure, funds are limited and applicants who can best demonstrate strong consumer/community support will have an edge in the competition for grants.

Therefore, we have created an online petition at as a way for you to support SVEC’s project and urge grant administrators to do so as well. Providing your street address with the petition is optional but would be especially helpful. Because the petition pertains to an issue affecting our specific area, addresses will lend legitimacy to the names on the petition and clearly demonstrate local support.

About iPetitions

iPetitions will not give or sell your information to any third party. Each petition at displays a list of signers’ names at the bottom of the screen. The list will not include your email or street address.

iPetitions is a free host site and a donations page may appear after you sign. Any request for a donation would be made by and for iPetitions, not SVEC or Rapid Fiber Internet.

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