Governor Sununu, Residents Celebrate Broadband Expansion
Concord, NH – Yesterday, Governor Chris Sununu joined with local residents and officials at the residence of Jeremiah and Jamie Crosby in Springfield, NH to highlight the state's investment in broadband upgrades and future projects the state could undertake.
In 2020, New Hampshire took the bold step of allocating short term CARES Act funds to broadband expansion - dedicating $13 million to 16 projects that benefited over 4,500 households, well before the federal government even created a program to do so themselves.
New Hampshire is set to receive an additional $122 million in one-time federal funds that will be used to provide broadband access to every household across the state. While the federal government has been slow to finalize the process for New Hampshire to put these funds to work, the Granite State is actively moving forward, identifying eligible projects to be funded in the short term, identifying gaps in coverage, and creating long term plans to fill them.
ABOVE: Springfield, NH residents Jeremiah and Jamie Crosby share the life-changing impact that broadband connection has had on their family with Governor Sununu
ABOVE: Governor Sununu with the Crosby Family in Springfield, NH
ABOVE: Dan Saulnier, a Springfield resident who works from home, shares how broadband connection has impacted his work and the opportunities it has provided his children