How It Will Happen.
- Middle-Mile Fiber
This involves the expansion and new construction of middle-mile fiber from the Seacoast, across to the southwest, up to the northwest, on to the North Country and through the Lakes Region. More than 470 miles of fiber will be added. NNHN will place network access points in or near existing central telephone office locations along the path allowing all commercial broadband providers to potentially leverage the fiber optic network build across the state regardless of protocol, service or technology. The project will be managed by UNH Information Technology.
- Last-Mile Fiber
Implementation of an innovative model called FastRoads will provide fiber optic connectivity in 35 communities starting with Rindge, in the southwest near the Massachusetts border and Enfield in western New Hampshire. The FastRoads Coalition is comprised of New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA), West Central New Hampshire Network (WCNH.net), Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC), Keene Municipal Broadband Committee, and Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). To encourage last-mile expansion, FastRoads will construct middle and last mile fiber and allow any provider to serve customers across the network.
- Middle-Mile Microwave
Construction and consolidation of a closed middle-mile microwave network for public safety, public television, transportation and mobile broadband communications on mountaintops across New Hampshire covering 3800 square miles. The partners for the microwave network include the Department of Safety, New Hampshire Public Television, New Hampshire Department of Transportation and the New Hampshire National Guard.