Organization New Hampshire FastRoads
Communities Covered Grafton, Sullivan & Cheshire Counties
Goals of the Network

Primarily an economic development project. Wanted accessible, affordable broadband to rural New Hampshire.

Goals Achieved

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163 physical locations connected (233 institutions, since multiple institutions are sometimes located in the same building) Price per Mb had a 33-50% decrease (created competitive market)

The Network's Impact
  • Increasing local government efficiency
  • Improving K-12 education
Initial Investment Amount $12,900,000.00
Investment Covered Built most of the network with initial investment
Source of Investment
  • Financial institution (bank, investment firm)
  • Federal or state grants
  • One or more businesses invested
Investment Repaid? No, but subscription revenue is retiring the debt
Services offered
  • Wholesale via open access network (ISPs sell retail)