America’s Expanding Broadband Networks: New England

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As America targets efforts towards connecting every community to robust broadband – including the distribution of more than $40 billion in federal funds for building new networks – cable providers continue to do what they have always done: build out their networks to reach as many Americans as possible.

Here is a small sampling of broadband projects by cable ISPs underway as they prepare to deliver superfast internet speeds in communities across parts of New England. Check out for other projects currently underway in the MidwestCentral U.S., the Pacific West, the Mid-Atlantic, and The South (Part 1 and Part 2).


In Etna, Newburgh, and Swanville, Charter is now delivering gigabit service to over 1,600 homes and small businesses after the company’s $3 million network investment. And in Westport Island, the ISP has completed a 27-mile fiber-optic network extension, bringing gigabit service to over 205 homes.

New Hampshire

In Tilton and Belmont in Belknap County, Comcast is extending its fiber-rich network to more than 6,600 homes and businesses to its 10G network.


Charter is playing a key role in closing the last-mile broadband gaps by extending its network to parts of Royalston. The ISP is a partner in the state’s Last Mile Program that’s been seeking to build networks to unserved and underserved towns in the western half of the state.


In Elmore, Eden, Hubberdton, Stratton, and Wardsboro, Comcast is expanding its 10G network to more than 2,000 homes and businesses.

Rhode Island

Cox Communications has announced it will invest more than $120 million to build fiber and upgrade its network in Rhode Island, including a $20 million investment to bring fiber to the communities of Newport, Portsmouth, Middletown, and Jamestown.


Comcast is extending its network to Putnam, bringing multi-gigabit speeds to more than 4,200 homes and small businesses.