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Start-Up SpaceFinder: Offices With High-Speed Internet For Rent Just Off I-89 in Royalton 

Looking for a central Vermont home for your techie start-up? Check out these two vacant office buildings just off Interstate89 in Royalton.

Both are wired for high-speed internet access through ECFiber, a non-profit coalition of 23 Vermont towns that's building a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network in rural Vermont. In fact, the first of these two vacant spaces is located on the same property as ECFiber's HQ.

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This building at 461 Waterman Road offers 15 offices, a conference room, a small kitchen and a wooden deck overlooking the woods. 

Owner Russell “Lucky” Dimmick Jr. is part of a family known in the area for turning their family dairy farm into a successful trailer business, Lucky’s Trailers.

Now Dimmick and ECFiber are hoping to transform this vacant building into a high-speed haven for local businesses that are currently forced to locate elsewhere to find good connectivity.

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Its neighbors are ECFiber, GW Plastics, Green Mountain Pipeline Service and Woodlawn Farm Eventing, a popular horse-riding facility.

Only five miles south of Waterman Road is South Royalton, home of Vermont Law School and a quaint downtown strip with Barristers Book Shop and Café, Chelsea Station Restaurant, South Royalton Market, 5 Olde Bistro, a village square and a thrift shop.

For those who need a break from the office, Killington Ski Resort is a 45-minute drive.

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