Our Partners

National Telecommunications & Information Administration

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) with $7.2 billion to expand access to broadband services in the United States. Of those funds, the Act provided $4.7 billion to NTIA to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure, enhance and expand public computer centers, encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service, and develop and maintain a nationwide public map of broadband service capability and availability. NTIA will make all grant awards by September 30, 2010.

University of New Hampshire Network NH Now Program

NNHN is designed to provide broadband connectivity that is symmetrical and capable of delivering current and next generation services that are comparable to the rest of the country. The end result will enable many social service, non-profit and commercial organizations to receive reliable service without having to pay for expensive copper-based connections. 

NNHN will alter the current reality for many areas of the state that prevent New Hampshire from being competitive and that impinge on our ability to attract potential businesses and investment.

New Hampshire Fast Roads

The FastRoads project is a collaboration of the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority, the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, the thirty-four towns of the Monadnock region, and WCNH.net (the eight towns of of the Upper Valley–Lake Sunapee region).

The goal of the effort is to help ensure that the businesses, institutions, and residents of the region have the right infrastructure to support jobs and sustainable economic development. The availability of affordable, “big” broadband infrastructure has become an essential component of a viable economic development strategy in rural areas.

The towns and cities of the area offer an excellent quality of life, a relatively low cost of living, and superb recreational activities. The area is also located within reasonable distances of major urban areas. Widespread availability of business class broadband has the potential for accelerating economic development in the area while maintaining the great quality of life and without the risks of over-urbanization.

Waveguide Inc.

Headquartered in Chelmsford Massachusetts, and independently owned and operated, Waveguides’ specialty is providing end-to-end fiber optic solutions including the engineering, management, construction and maintenance of fiber optic networks for Fortune 500 network providers, wireless carriers, municipalities and campuses. 

New Hampshire Broadband Mapping & Planning Program

The New Hampshire Broadband Mapping and Planning Program (NHBMPP) is a comprehensive program that seeks to understand where broadband is currently available in NH, how it can be made more widely available in the future, and how to encourage increased levels of broadband adoption and usage. We recognize that a vibrant local and state economy requires broadband infrastructure to support economic development, energy efficiency, advances in health care, and improved educational opportunities, as well as the knowledge base and resources to effectively utilize that infrastructure.