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Broadband Development in the Granite State

Mar 14, 2017
Tony Webster

Broadband, which connects homes, businesses, and schools to high speed internet, has been developing throughout the state, including in rural areas for several years. Which areas are still lacking access, and why? What is the importance of providing proper internet access to schools and places where businesses will develop? We'll delve into how broadband infrastructure works, and where it is working, in New Hampshire.


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Over 13,000 residents and businesses across New Hampshire will get broadband service for the first time as part of an FCC program to expand access across the country.

The FCC, through its Connect America Fund, is giving more than $4 million to Fairpoint Communications to expand broadband to rural areas in every New Hampshire county. Fairpoint will also kick in some money for the project, though the exact amount has yet to be determined.

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For years a major complaint in the North Country has been the lack of cell service and high-speed internet. But plans to get more serious about fixing that were announced Thursday in Whitefield...

Before the end of the summer there will be cell service and high-speed internet available in more parts of the North Country including areas around Pittsburg and Errol.

“I stand before you today, the happiest guy in this room, because with this initiative going forward a lot of great things are going to happen, " said Steve Ellis, a selectman from Pittsburg.