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Office of Broadband Initiatives

New Hampshire was one of the first states to receive approval for its broadband expansion program as part of the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund. The Department of Business and Economic Affairs created the Office of Broadband Initiatives to develop and implement plans to bring high-speed internet to thousands of underserved and unserved areas of the state.

Tens of thousands of New Hampshire homes and businesses are in the path of this extensive broadband expansion program, made possible through the ARPA funding, as well the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, part of the bipartisan infrastructure law. The funding totals over $318 million.

Broadband is a vital component to the vitality of New Hampshire’s economy. Working with municipalities, communications districts, and internet service providers, BEA uses this historic broadband investment to connect thousands of homes and businesses throughout the state.

2023 New Hampshire Capital Projects Fund (CPF), this is a copy of the CPF Annual Performance Report submitted to U.S. Treasury.

For more information about broadband in New Hampshire, contact