Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program Comments

  • December 28, 2023
  • Broadband

On December 13th, SWRPC submitted comments to New Hampshire’s Office of Broadband Initiatives about their plans for $196.5 million in broadband infrastructure funding through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) relative to the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. SWRPC’s comments focused on the designation of additional community anchor institutions, improvements to performance measurement and issues related to digital equity. Continue reading to view the complete list of comments as well as the draft documents provided by the State. For more information, please contact SWRPC staff: Henry Underwood at [email protected] or Rod Bouchard at [email protected]. Additional opportunities to influence the State’s plans are coming up. NH’s first ever Digital Equity Plan is available for review at along with details to join an informal Zoom forum on Friday January 12th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please help to spread the word about this additional opportunity to improve broadband in Southwest NH and throughout the State.