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Green Mountain Designs and Delivers NHSafeNet Statewide Public Safety Broadband Network

February 12, 2014 – (Pembroke, NH) – Green Mountain, a premier integrated communication solutions provider, is pleased to announce the completion of NHSafeNet, a wireless public safety microwave network that Green Mountain was contracted to design and deliver for the state of New Hampshire.

The NHSafeNet project was implemented under the project titled, “Network New Hampshire Now (NNHN)”, a federally-funded grant project of the U.S. Department of Commerce led by the University of New Hampshire (UNH). NHSafeNet was one of four primary broadband projects in New Hampshire being coordinated by NNHN. The project was a collaboration of the New Hampshire Departments of Safety (NHDOS), Transportation (NHDOT), Resources and Economic Development (DRED), New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV), and the New Hampshire Army National Guard.

NHSafeNet required Green Mountain to combine each stakeholder’s existing parallel networks into a single shared network that would save taxpayers money by lowering support and equipment costs statewide. Green Mountain developed a strategic plan to improve and consolidate the existing statewide point-to-point analog, time-division multiplexing (TDM), microwave network that existed on 20 mountaintop sites throughout the state. As one of the first states to integrate multiple stakeholders into a single shared network, NHSafeNet serves as an example for similar state networks designed in the future.

As a result, the NHSafeNet network now provides increased broadband functionality, resiliency, and bandwidth for the five stakeholders as well as other public safety offices throughout the state. The network will be utilized for routine and emergency communications such as Amber Alerts and natural disaster warnings as well as the NHDOT’s Intelligent Transportation System. Additionally, data transmissions will be sent digitally with greater detail across the state and to neighboring states through connections to microwave networks in Maine and Vermont.

“This project epitomizes public and private collaboration,” states Joanna Young, chief information officer of the University of New Hampshire (@unhcio). “It provides state of the art broadband infrastructure to support community anchor institutions and public safety.”

“The NHSafeNet network design was complex and one of the first of its kind in the country,” states Victor Drouin, president of Green Mountain. “We are excited to have laid the groundwork for future public safety networks in other states. Green Mountain is focused on delivering the best technologies and solutions in the industry, and we have achieved this with the NHSafeNet network.”

About Green Mountain

Green Mountain, an end-to-end wired/wireless solutions provider, is the expert source for integrated communication solutions for businesses in the northeast region. With more than 10,000 installed projects, Green Mountain is equipped to engineer, install, and furnish the integration of wired/wireless systems proficiently, rapidly, and cost-effectively. For over 20 years, Green Mountain’s knowledgeable, well-trained team of experts has been successfully assessing the challenges faced by businesses and delivering comprehensive communication solutions that integrate the most advanced technologies.

Green Mountain maintains industry focus in enterprise, education, government, healthcare, service providers, and utility industries. For more information on Green Mountain, email w.solutions@greenmtncomm.com or visit www.greenmtncomm.com.