The University of New Hampshire, with the YAS Foundation, established the Broadband Center of Excellence in 2011 when BCoE was donated by cable modem pioneer Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini to address the 30 million Americans who lacked access to broadband. The University’s BCoE is an interdisciplinary resource organization whose goals are to enable government, universities, communities, and industry participants to use broadband as a tool to create economic growth, social improvements and business success. This unbiased source of broadband technology and know-how is designed to pursue affordable, universal broadband access. Furthermore, YAS Foundation donated to UNH $1 million and the services of Dr. Yassini through a seven-year plan to promote and enhance broadband. UNH, located in Durham, NH, is a land, sea, and space grant institution founded in 1866. BCoE’s work has led to major research into broadband wireless technologies that may serve as platforms for rural broadband delivery, as well as funding for UNH academics into water quality monitoring via broadband sensors.