About Us

About Us


iBeamNH is owned and operated by the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). iBeamNH therefore reflects the vision, mission, and values of USNH to serve learning, research, and the New Hampshire community. iBeamNH is specifically dedicated to strong partnerships with all we serve, by providing personal and transparent attention to our partners, high technical performance, and high reliability. Originally developed to serve the institutions within USNH*, iBeamNH has grown to connect with and serve many Community Anchor Institutions across the state. We, USNH and the iBeamNH team, are grateful and honored to participate as New Hampshire citizens, by providing these services, which we believe are essential for innovation, collaboration, and economic growth. 

iBeamNH is managed within the Enterprise IT organization, under the guidance of CIO, Bill Poirier. Most of the iBeam engineering, business and management staff offices are on the UNH Durham campus. Established as the USNH Wide Area Network in 1995, hiring a single dedicated network engineer in 1997, the iBeam has grown into a large multiservice organization, serving over 50,000 users at over 60 sites, with significant fiber and equipment resources across New Hampshire and beyond. 

iBeamNH is built on collaborative relationships within USNH and beyond. Reciprocal partnerships with our sister institutions in the six New England states and New York have enabled all of us to leverage buying power for equipment and services, and to distribute our infrastructure footprints widely for enhanced diversity and reliability. 

iBeamNH serves over 50,000 users in New Hampshire with a variety of services to education, government, public safety, health, and other vital public-serving institutions. 

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* USNH: Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University, the University of New Hampshire, UNH@Manchester, the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, the UNH Jackson Estuarine Laboratories, and many additional satellite facilities.