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Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD)

New Hampshire is receiving $196.5M to improve broadband infrastructure throughout the state.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in May 2022. The BEAD Program provides eligible states, territories, and the District of Columbia (“Eligible Entities”) the opportunity to receive federal grant funding to expand high-speed Internet access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment, and adoption programs. The New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA) will use this funding to bring high-speed broadband to the unserved and underserved locations in the state.
The BEA Office of Broadband Initiatives is proud to release its NTIA approved Five-Year Plan.

Also approved by the NTIA is the State’s Initial Proposal Volume I. This document outlines specifics on the BEAD Challenge Process. More information will be provided as BEA approaches the launch of the BEAD Challenge Process. BEA sincerely appreciates all the feedback received during the Public Comment Period.