8:52AM July 23, 2021
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) is moving forward with plans to make high-speed internet service available to more than 1,500 homes and businesses in the towns of Sandwich and Acworth.Read More
10:20AM July 15, 2021
NHEC, and its subsidiary NH Broadband, are working to ensure all our members have access to the critical high-speed internet service they need. Much of this work is happening behind the scenes as we work to support our efforts with federal funds that will be made available through the State under the American Rescue Plan Act. Accessing grants is critical for NHEC’s efforts to bring broadband to unserved and underserved members, as it was when the Co-op was founded 82 years ago to bring electricity to rural areas of New Hampshire.
As we learn more about the State’s plans, including timelines and opportunities to submit grant requests, we will share them with you and look for your support to help us achieve our goal quickly and efficiently. We appreciate your patience and support as we work hard to submit strong proposals to the State on your behalf when funding is available.Read More
6:06PM June 15, 2021
NH Broadband, NHEC’s broadband subsidiary, is continuing its work to expand high-speed internet access to more NHEC members.
Since completing its first fiber-optic systems in four towns just five months ago, NH Broadband has seen strong customer growth and is moving forward with an expansion of its network. The expansion will make broadband service available to nearly 200 additional homes and businesses in Lempster. NH Broadband will be contacting members living in these areas in the near future to offer service.
In addition, NHEC is conducting a comprehensive survey of utility poles throughout the NHEC electric service territory to speed the broadband construction process. The survey work is a critical part of preparing utility poles for the attachment of fiber optic cable.
The Co-op is also hard at
work identifying additional sources of federal, state and local funding and strategic
partners that will enable it to rapidly expand broadband internet service to
members, focusing initially on unserved and underserved areas. NHEC’s goal is
to reduce the extent to which we rely on member capital, to reduce financial
risk to our electric members and help keep service affordable.
2:12PM April 23, 2021
United States Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Plymouth headquarters of
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) to discuss the Co-op’s efforts to
expand high-speed internet access to rural New Hampshire and highlight federal
funding opportunities in the American Jobs Plan to support future investments.
4:10PM February 24, 2021
This past weekend, NHB supplied the reusable shopping bags for NHEC's annual mobile food pantry event, held in Colebrook. NHB is excited to bring its high-speed internet service to the northernmost towns of NHEC's service area. Check back to see when NHB will be in your town.