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 The Broadband Advisory Committee (BAC) was appointed by the Board of Selectmen in May, 2019 to explore the possibility of bringing broadband (high speed internet with speeds of at least 25 mgs/10 mgs) to Sandwich.  Fiber-optic broadband is the fastest and most reliable technology now and in the foreseeable future.  The charge of this committee is to explore various ways to provide fiber-optic service with no additional burden on the taxpayers at an affordable price to subscribers.

Currently Sandwich has only 10% of its households which can achieve these high internet speeds.  Fast connection speeds are increasingly necessary for home use, businesses, schoolwork, distance learning, health monitoring and other everyday uses.

The good news is there are finally both State and Federal programs and grants which are geared to providing high speed internet to the 'underserved'.  There are local communities in both NH and VT which have already gone through the journey of bringing broadband to their households and businesses so there is much to be learned from others. 

Committee Members:
Julie Dolan, Chair
Catherine Crooker
Courtney Delaney
Leo Dwyer, Selectman
Brad Holmes
Richard Knox
Jim Norman
Jeanne Ryer

Two committee members who recently resigned:  Dan Koeppel, Chandler Gossman.  We thank them for their service.

The Broadband Committee recently held three Listening Sessions to hear from residents about their experiences with their current internet service and talk about the impact better service would have. 

NHPR picked up on the story and recently ran a segment on this initiative:
https://www.nhpr.org/post/sandwich-residents-seek-faster-lane-net#stream/0

If you have any questions or comments, you can e-mail the Broadband Advisory Committee at the following address:
Sandwich.Broadband@gmail.com



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