BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — After years of planning, the New Hampshire city of Bristol launched its new high-speed web service Thursday.
The Bristol Broadband Now community “opens lots of doorways for our enterprise neighborhood, allows alternatives like telehealth for residents and creates extra studying alternatives for our college students,” Nicholas Coates, city administrator, stated in a press release.
The community is the end result of planning by the Bristol Economic Development Committee, Coates, and a public-private partnership with eX² Technology LLC of Omaha, Nebraska, which constructed the bodily infrastructure for the fiber optic web. Hub66, based mostly in Acton, Massachusetts, will present the web service to companies, residents and municipal buildings within the city of about 3,000 individuals.
The first part of the undertaking created a 24-mile fiber route from city to the statewide NetworkNH system at Plymouth State University. It will initially join about 400 residents to the system with plans to increase. It was funded by a $1.52 million federal CARES Act grant.
The second part, which was not too long ago accomplished, gives the extra fiber spine wanted to attach all Bristol municipal, instructional and business buildings. It was funded by $260,000 Northern Border Regional Commission grant and a city appropriation.
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