The FastRoads project is a collaboration of the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority, the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, the thirty-four towns of the Monadnock region, and WCNH.net (the eight towns of of the Upper Valley–Lake Sunapee region).
The goal of the effort is to help ensure that the businesses, institutions, and residents of the region have the right infrastructure to support jobs and sustainable economic development. The availability of affordable, “big” broadband infrastructure has become an essential component of a viable economic development strategy in rural areas.
The towns and cities of the area offer an excellent quality of life, a relatively low cost of living, and superb recreational activities. The area is also located within reasonable distances of major urban areas. Widespread availability of business class broadband has the potential for accelerating economic development in the area while maintaining the great quality of life and without the risks of over-urbanization.