Maryland invests $19.6 million to bridge digital divide

ANNAPOLIS, MD—An initiative to close the digital divide in Maryland has awarded $19.6 million in grants to provide internet access to 2,400 previously unserved households. The governor’s office announced the grants as part of a $270 million plan to expand broadband access across the state, which includes a $19.6 million grant to provide internet access to 2,400 previously unserved households. […]

Maryland ranked as 4th-best state for working from home, WalletHub study

BALTIMORE, MD—With a large segment of the workforce working from home at least part of the time, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on the Best States for Working from Home, showing where people can save the most money and be most comfortable while working remotely. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across […]

Governor Moore announces $27 million in device investment to improve internet access for underserved households across Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has announced the award of more than 133,000 laptops to 27 local governments and their partners for distribution to underserved households in communities across Maryland. The $27.2 million investment through the Office of Statewide Broadband’s Connected Devices Program is part of an effort to ensure Marylanders have the technology required to access reliable, high-speed internet. “These […]

Governor Moore announces $69 million in federal funds to support affordable high-speed internet access for unserved Marylanders

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Monday announced $69 million in federal funding for two new programs to help more Marylanders access high-speed, affordable internet. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband, the two programs, Home Stretch for Public Housing and Home Stretch for Difficult to Serve Properties, are expected to provide internet access […]

Governor Moore launches Maryland ActNow campaign to close digital divide

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week launched the Maryland ActNow campaign in partnership with EducationSuperHighway, to further close the digital divide by extending broadband internet access to all Marylanders and making it more affordable. The governor was joined by U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves, state and local officials, and leadership from non-profit EducationSuperHighway to illustrate the campaign […]

County Executive Olszewski, Comcast announce rural broadband expansion to cover 99% of unserved northern Baltimore County residences

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday joined Comcast to announce a new $7.4 million grant from the Maryland Office of Statewide Broadband’s Connect Maryland Network Infrastructure Grant Program, which will support the expansion of high-speed broadband service to 450 additional homes in rural areas in northern Baltimore County. In combination with prior grant-funded expansion efforts and ongoing strong […]

Baltimore County to receive over $7 million in grants to expand broadband access

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Wednesday announced that Maryland is awarding nearly $92 million to expand high-speed internet access to an estimated 14,500 households and businesses across the state through Connect Maryland, an initiative to close the digital divide through the Office of Statewide Broadband. The Connect Maryland Network Infrastructure Grant Program made 35 awards to Internet Service Providers and […]

Connect Maryland: Board of Public Works approves $30 million for laptops to improve internet access For underserved households

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the Maryland Board of Public Works approved a contract of up to $30 million for the Office of Statewide Broadband to provide laptops to underserved households in order to help address the digital divide. The contract will provide internet capable devices for an estimated 150,000 Maryland households. “This transformative initiative will provide […]