New Hampshire

Broadband Office

Name: Office of Broadband Initiatives
Location: Dept. of Business & Economic Affairs (BEA)
Enabling Act: n/a

Connectivity Snapshot

Broadband Serviceable Locations 1
Total Served Underserved Unserved

514,521

478,215

10,713

25,593

Adoption 2
Overall Wireline

93.9%

84.2%

Federal Funding

Summary

BEAD CPF ARPA DE

$405,281,070

$122,066,151

$1,452,536,234

$11,250,836

BEAD

Overview

Total Allocation: $405,281,070
Current Status: Funding Allocated

Five-Year Plan

Status: Unreleased
Due: 8/13/23
Link: n/a

Initial Proposal

Status: Drafted
Due: 12/27/23
Link: Initial Proposal Vol. 1 Vol. 2

Final Proposal

Status: Unreleased
Due: TBD
Link: n/a

Digital Equity

State Grants

Capacity Grant: $11,250,8363
Planning Grant: $525,033.51
Link to Plan: n/a
Summary of Uses: n/a

NTIA Grant Program

TBD

Middle Mile

No IIJA Middle Mile awardees

ARPA

SLFRF

Total4

$1,452,536,234

For Broadband
$4,639,398 (0.3%)

CPF

Total

$122,066,151

For Broadband
$122,066,151 (100%)
Program Link

State Funding

Recent Programs5

Broadband Matching Grant Initiative [CPF]

Agency: Broadband Office
Allocation: $66M [this is the amount that NH was awarded by Treasury in Sept. 2022 for the Matching Grant program]
Grantees: Consolidated Communications
Rules: BMGI Rules

Policies

Non-Traditional ISPs6

Pemitted to Offer Broadband

Municipalities

Yes

Municipal Electric Utilities

Yes

Electric Cooperatives

Yes

Investor-Owned Utilities

Yes

Footnotes

  1. FCC National Broadband Map Data, as of December 31, 2022 (updated May 24, 2023).↩︎

  2. ACS 1-Year Data, 2022, US Census Bureau.↩︎

  3. ACLP Overview of IIJA Digital Equity Grant Programs.↩︎

  4. Broadband infrastructure is one of several applicable uses of SLFRF funds.↩︎

  5. Updated as of March 2023.↩︎

  6. Updated as of September 2022.↩︎