New Hampshire FastRoads appoints Carole Monroe as Executive Director

Monroe brings 30 years of technology and leadership experience
to broadband initiative for Western New Hampshire

KEENE, N.H. – August 3, 2011 – New Hampshire FastRoads LLC, a limited liability company of the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, today announced it has appointed Carole D. Monroe as Executive Director to lead the delivery of high-speed broadband to New Hampshire’s Monadnock and Upper Valley regions.

News Coverage: FastRoads Project Featured in Broadband Communities Roundup

The FastRoads project is listed under the Collaborative Projects in New England section in they May/June issue of Broadband Communities. Click the link below to download the article.

News Coverage: FastRoads broadband project making progress

By Robert Michaelson
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

An organization aiming to speed up connections in underserved sections of western New Hampshire has begun to move forward in implementing an improved broadband infrastructure in the region.

New Hampshire Fast-Roads has awarded a design and project management contract to Design Nine for the development of its regional network and is currently seeking an engineering firm to build it.

Design Nine will design the next-generation fiber network that will bring high-speed broadband, including Internet access, to the Upper Valley and Monadnock regions of New Hampshire. The company will provide network architecture design and mapping services, as well as assist FastRoads in all facets of project planning, including environmental assessment, bidding, procurement, quality assurance and regulatory permitting, among many other responsibilities.

Click here to read the full article in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

New Hampshire FastRoads, LLC took the next step in bringing high-speed broadband to western New Hampshire

KEENE, NH – March 31, 2011 – New Hampshire FastRoads, LLC took the next step in bringing high-speed broadband to western New Hampshire, issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking an engineering firm to build the network.

New Hampshire FastRoads Begins First Phase of High-Speed Broadband Network Project

Awards Design and Project Management Contract to Design Nine, Inc.

KEENE, NH – March 24, 2011 – New Hampshire FastRoads, LLC, an organization bringing high-speed broadband to western New Hampshire, began the first phase of its project today when it awarded a design and project management contract for the development of its regional broadband network.

Design Nine will design a next-generation fiber network that will bring high-speed broadband, including Internet access, to the Upper Valley and Monadnock Regions of New Hampshire. It will include “last-mile” network projects in Rindge and Enfield, NH, and “middle-mile” projects delivering fiber network access to 20 towns and 220 Community Anchor Institutions in the area.

Design Nine will provide network architecture design and mapping services, as well as assist FastRoads in all facets of project planning, including environmental assessment, bidding, procurement, quality assurance and regulatory permitting, among many other responsibilities. The network design will begin immediately, with construction of the first phase of the network to be completed in Spring 2012.

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