Poultney and West Rutland will get new computers and other services as part of a pilot program run by the Vermont Council on Rural Development.
The Council announced earlier this month that the towns were two of the 12 chosen to participate in the "e-Vermont Community Broadband Project," a pilot program aimed at helping Vermont towns make better use of the Internet.
The two-year program, which will bring in 12 more towns next year, has $3.7 million in funding.
"It's not really about money," said Paul Costello, VCRD's executive director. "It's about a set of services that will help towns take Internet use to a whole new level over a couple years."