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NetworkNH – Wide Area Network

NetworkNH is owned and operated by the University of New Hampshire on behalf of the University System of New Hampshire and its partners. NetworkNH staff and primary operations center are located at the University of New Hampshire in Durham NH. NetworkNH IBEAM equipment nodes and colocation centers are located at multiple sites across New Hampshire.


NetworkNH is grateful for its close partnerships with the University of Maine System, Dartmouth College, the University of Vermont, the University of Massachusetts, the Community College System of New Hampshire, the Northern Crossroads, and NEREN in the operation and success of NetworkNH.  NetworkNH is also grateful to its many partners who provide cooperation and space to enable the operation of the IBEAM network.


The NetworkNH team operates on these guiding principles:

  • Honor the trust of our partners.
  • Be responsible and excellent stewards of this vital resource.


NetworkNH is committed to these goals:

  • Provide excellent and personal support.
  • Design and operate a resilient, high-performance network infrastructure.
  • Maximize bandwidth - overcome technical constraints to meet our partners’ needs.
  • Optimize cost-per-Megabit.


The NetworkNH maximizes its success by these practices:

  • Cultivate staff expertise through research, training, and testing.
  • Automate systems to maximize staff effectiveness and save money.
  • Maintain the proper toolset for optimal monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Grow community to increase scale and purchasing power.
  • Learn from our partners.
  • Continual science-based CyberInfrastructure grant funding.


The NetworkNH IBEAM fiber lease acquisition has been funded by the University System of New Hampshire, the University of Maine System, and grants from the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.