Network New Hampshire Now Middle Mile Project

Working with University Systems of New Hampshire (USNH) and Network New Hampshire Now (NNHN); New Hampshire Optical Systems (NHOS) has developed an initial network model that supports the goals of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) for service to underserved and un-served areas of the state while at the same time building additional infrastructure in areas already with broadband availability. The result is the creation of an open access, non-discriminatory platform offering broadband providers the ability to economically expand their services areas, companies the opportunity to build private networks they own and control, and users more choice and affordability in their Internet access and communications products. 

By Selecting NHOS, the State of NH simplifies many aspects of this project. It affords the State the ability to work with one vendor who is skilled in many different areas and can see the project to completion.  The design, construction, and long term care of a network like this can have a myriad of moving parts. NHOS provides that single point of contact in a robust solution like this one, so that the project stays on track and is properly managed. The NNHN Middle Mile project is over 750 miles of fiber construction, design, and maintenance.  This was awarded to NHOS in the summer of 2011 and has begun construction for completion in June of 2013. 

The New Hampshire middle mile network will form a statewide broadband technology corridor for decades to come. Demand for information transport has grown exponentially in the last decade and shows no sign of abating. In fact, projections show this growth accelerating. To meet this challenge, New Hampshire Optical Systems (NHOS) is embarking on an aggressive design-build schedule that will deliver the first operational segments before the end of 2011. By July of 2012 more than half of the middle fiber will be installed with the entire network planned for completion at or before the end of June of 2013.

 The “FastRoads” project is an extension of the NNHN project to provide fiber to the home and truly completes the vision of the State.  This was also awarded to NHOS and is underway currently.  Other projects like the microwave opportunities are already set to ride over NHOS fiber network.