072413 Broadband Opportunities for Rural Communities (193)

DANBURY —Identifying solutions that bring high-speed broadband service to underserved areas is a key focus of the NH Broadband Mapping and Planning Program (www.iwantbroadbandnh.org).

In the Lakes Region, the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) is helping communities find answers to these and similar questions. On Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. in the Danbury Town Hall,  the BSG is convening a meeting to explore potential broadband improvement solutions in Danbury and surrounding towns that lack access to adequate high-speed internet connections. These lessons may be transferrable to other rural areas.

The session will include an expert panel of several internet experts from the NH Dept. of Resources & Economic Development, FairPoint Communications, Comcast Cable, Cyberpine Cooperative, NH FastRoads, and FiberNext. A citizens group from Danbury sparked local interest in acquiring suitable broadband service, and their efforts will also be highlighted. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation and ask questions.

The Lakes Region Planning Commission encourages all members of the public who are interested in any aspect of high-speed broadband service to attend. Light refreshment will be provided. For additional information, call Michelle Therrien at 279-8171 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..