Part of Vermont’s charm lies in a simple image of its landscape: quaint New England villages nestled in rolling hills dotted with red barns and cows. While this scene may dominate postcards, there is more behind these picturesque illustrations. Real rural communities in Vermont have been falling behind the technological trends. E-Vermont, a community broadband project run by the Vermont Council on Rural Development, provides rural towns with technological resources to take advantage of the digital age. The program works with the schools, businesses, local governments and health and social services of each of the 12 communities that applied and were selected to participate in the spring of 2010.