Consolidated Communications in Manchester and the town of Chesterfield are building a fiber-to-the-premises network offering high-speed internet service for local residents and businesses.
In March, Chesterfield residents voted to enter into the partnership with Consolidated with no associated property tax increase, a unique arrangement that’s the first of its kind in the state. New Hampshire towns were given the authority to issue bonds for broadband infrastructure when the state passed Senate Bill 170 last year.
Rob Koester, vice president of consumer product management at Consolidated Communications, says access to broadband services is a necessity for a thriving and prosperous community. “Our partnership demonstrates one of the innovative, tax-neutral ways we can work together to make this happen.”
Jon McKeon, chair of the Chesterfield Board of Selectmen says the network will give everyone in town the chance to connect to services and opportunities in a way that was not previously possible, “providing a much-needed boost to our overall economic growth and standard of living.”
Chesterfield residents and businesses can sign up to be notified when broadband services are available at their address by visiting consolidated.com/chesterfield.