Monadnock Broadband Group

The Monadnock Broadband Group (MBG) is an informal coalition of municipal officials, practitioners and other stakeholders with interest in understanding and coordinating relative to broadband issues in Southwest NH. The MBG serves as an important regional forum for education and peer-learning on broadband-related legislation, funding opportunities, implementation models, and more.

Information about upcoming MBG meetings, as well as agendas, presentations, and recordings from past meetings can be found below. You can also search for specific meeting materials and other broadband-related resources in our resource library.

Upcoming Meetings

No Scheduled Meetings

Past Meetings

  • 10/24/221:30 PM

    Monadnock Broadband Group

    The meeting agenda focused on the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity program (www.fcc.gov/acp), launched in May of 2022 to support…

    Monday, October 24, 2022
    1:30 PM

    The meeting agenda focused on the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity program (www.fcc.gov/acp), launched in May of 2022 to support households that otherwise may not be able to afford to subscribe to the Internet or have access to an Internet-capable device. There are a variety of ways communities and organizations can help to get the word out about the program. Chantal Virgile, Consumer Education and Outreach Specialist at the FCC offered to provide an overview of the program, answer questions and assist the MBG membership in promoting the opportunity with their residents, clients or customers. Mark Laliberte and Matthew Conserva…

    Add to CalendarMonday, October 24, 2022 1:30 PMMonday, October 24, 2022 3:00 PMESTMonadnock Broadband GroupThe meeting agenda focused on the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity program (www.fcc.gov/acp), launched in May of 2022 to support households that otherwise may not be able to afford to subscribe to the Internet or have access to an Internet-capable device. There are a variety of ways communities and organizations can help to get the word out about the program. Chantal Virgile, Consumer Education and Outreach Specialist at the FCC offered to provide an overview of the program, answer questions and assist the MBG membership in promoting the opportunity with their residents, clients or customers. Mark Laliberte and Matthew Conserva…Online

    Meeting Location: Online

    Meeting Accessible via Zoom
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81850814391?pwd=Y05QZGNZdzRqL29mMTZrZENvcTBIdz09

    Join by phone: 646-558-8656

    Meeting ID: 81850814391

    Passcode: 285780

    https://www.swrpc.org/broadbandgroup

    For more information, contact:

    Henry Underwood

    [email protected]

    603-357-0557

  • 04/13/2210:30 AM

    Monadnock Broadband Group

    The meeting agenda featured a roundtable discussion among participants at various stages in expanding broadband access: 1) Past Achievements and…

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    10:30 AM

    The meeting agenda featured a roundtable discussion among participants at various stages in expanding broadband access: 1) Past Achievements and Lessons Learned , 2) Projects Underway or Recently Completed, and 3) Communities Preparing for Upcoming Opportunities. SWRPC provided an overview of the Monadnock Region Digital Literacy and Access Needs Assessment Project. Through support from the Monadnock United Way and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Monadnock Social Services Collaborative is undertaking a regional needs assessment focused on digital literacy. Henry Underwood provided a brief overview about project activities taking place in 2022.

    Add to CalendarWednesday, April 13, 2022 10:30 AMWednesday, April 13, 2022 12:00 PMESTMonadnock Broadband GroupThe meeting agenda featured a roundtable discussion among participants at various stages in expanding broadband access: 1) Past Achievements and Lessons Learned , 2) Projects Underway or Recently Completed, and 3) Communities Preparing for Upcoming Opportunities. SWRPC provided an overview of the Monadnock Region Digital Literacy and Access Needs Assessment Project. Through support from the Monadnock United Way and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Monadnock Social Services Collaborative is undertaking a regional needs assessment focused on digital literacy. Henry Underwood provided a brief overview about project activities taking place in 2022.Zoom

    Meeting Location: Zoom

    Meeting Accessible via Zoom
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87200791814?pwd=bmdWTWdSRlQ4V1QvNHdhTFZGVGJMQT09

    Join by phone: 646-558-8656

    Meeting ID: 87200791814

    Passcode: 440853

    For more information, contact:

    Henry Underwood

    [email protected]

    603-357-0557 ext 18

  • 01/31/223:00 PM

    Monadnock Broadband Group

    The 1/31/22 meeting agenda will focus on an initiative to map and understand wireless internet coverage, the National Telecommunication and…

    Monday, January 31, 2022
    3:00 PM

    The 1/31/22 meeting agenda will focus on an initiative to map and understand wireless internet coverage, the National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s broadband program comment period, among other things.

    Add to CalendarMonday, January 31, 2022 3:00 PMMonday, January 31, 2022 4:30 PMESTMonadnock Broadband GroupThe 1/31/22 meeting agenda will focus on an initiative to map and understand wireless internet coverage, the National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s broadband program comment period, among other things.Online

    Meeting Location: Online

    Meeting Accessible via Zoom
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83877919251?pwd=S1ZhakNzY1hPcjFmMWZZSythYlF3Zz09

    Join by phone: 646-558-8656

    Meeting ID: 83877919251

    https://www.swrpc.org/broadbandgroup

    For more information, contact:

    Henry Underwood

    [email protected]

    603-357-0557

  • 11/19/211:00 PM

    Monadnock Broadband Group

    The 11/19/21 meeting agenda focused on an overview of the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act and an introduction to and…

    Friday, November 19, 2021
    1:00 PM

    The 11/19/21 meeting agenda focused on an overview of the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act and an introduction to and discussion with staff of the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs. Presenters included Michele Cota, Office of Senator Shaheen as well as Mark Laliberte and Matthew Conserva of the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs.

    Add to CalendarFriday, November 19, 2021 1:00 PMFriday, November 19, 2021 2:30 PMESTMonadnock Broadband GroupThe 11/19/21 meeting agenda focused on an overview of the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act and an introduction to and discussion with staff of the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs. Presenters included Michele Cota, Office of Senator Shaheen as well as Mark Laliberte and Matthew Conserva of the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs.Online

    Meeting Location: Online

    Meeting Accessible via Zoom
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83877919251?pwd=S1ZhakNzY1hPcjFmMWZZSythYlF3Zz09

    Join by phone: 646-558-8656

    Meeting ID: 83877919251

    https://www.swrpc.org/broadbandgroup

    For more information, contact:

    Henry Underwood

    [email protected]

    603-357-0557

  • 05/25/213:00 PM

    Monadnock Broadband Group

    The 5/25/21 agenda focused on the status of a future State’s broadband grant initiative and its relationship to the upcoming…

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021
    3:00 PM

    The 5/25/21 agenda focused on the status of a future State’s broadband grant initiative and its relationship to the upcoming bond sales and calendar. Presenters/facilitators included Tammy St. Gelais, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank.

    Add to CalendarTuesday, May 25, 2021 3:00 PMTuesday, May 25, 2021 3:30 PMESTMonadnock Broadband GroupThe 5/25/21 agenda focused on the status of a future State’s broadband grant initiative and its relationship to the upcoming bond sales and calendar. Presenters/facilitators included Tammy St. Gelais, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank.Zoom

    Meeting Location: Zoom

    Meeting Accessible via Zoom
    https://bit.ly/3fqgL4d

    Meeting ID: 89692572656

    For more information, contact:

    Henry Underwood

    [email protected]

    603-357-0557 ext 18


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