Broadband Planning & Assistance
The New Hampshire Broadband Mapping and Planning Program (NHBMPP) offersplanning and technical assistance to a wide range of groups and organizations located throughout the state. The goals are simple… to assist schools, libraries, healthcare providers, small businesses, municipalities, communities, non-profits and others:
- to assess their broadband needs;
- to develop plans for obtaining affordable broadband access;
- to realize the opportunities available with broadband; and
- to provide technical assistance and training to leverage the advantages of broadband connectivity
What we are doing….
Regional and State Planning – establishing broadband stakeholder groups that will focus on collecting and analyzing relevant information, identifying barriers to broadband deployment, promoting collaboration with service providers, and facilitating information sharing. In addition, developing regional broadband plans that will be aggregated into a state plan.
Technical Assistance and Training – working to assess broadband technical needs of stakeholder groups; developing tools and learning modules; and delivering technical assistance and training for stakeholder groups.
We encourage everyone in New Hampshire to conduct a speed test, so we can use the information to validate service data submitted by providers. In addition to conducting the speed test, you can also tell us your story by providing comments on a brief broadband access survey.
Capacity Building – developing tools to assist communities in their development of broadband projects; and developing broadband best practices pertaining to Policy Management, Financial Resources, Advocacy for Business and Residential Broadband.
How to get involved….
Broadband Regional Planning - Contact: Tim Murphy, Executive Director, Southwest Region Planning Commission
Broadband State Planning - Contact: Joanne Cassulo, Senior Planner, NH Office of Energy & Planning (OEP)
Broadband Technical Assistance & Training - Contact: Dr. Charlie French, Associate Professor/ Extension Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension
Broadband Capacity Building - Contact: Carol Miller, Director Broadband Technologies, NH Department of Resources & Economic Development
If you have questions regarding the Planning & Technical Assistance component of the NHBMPP, please contact:
David T. Foote
Manager, Planning and Technical Assistance, NHBMPP
University of New Hampshire
Nesmith Hall, Room 310
Durham, NH 03824
Phone – 862-1565