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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 …


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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 …

Connect Maryland: Governor Hogan announces opening of applications for $95 million to expand broadband access

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that applications are now open for $95 million in funding to expand high-speed internet access across the state through Connect Maryland, an initiative to supercharge the state’s investment in broadband and address the digital divide. Through the program, an historic $400 million in funding has been dedicated to address broadband access in unserved …

Connect Maryland: Governor Hogan announces more than $127.6 million in broadband grants [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that, through the state’s Connect Maryland initiative, the Office of Statewide Broadband has awarded more than $127.6 million to local jurisdictions, Internet Service Providers, educational, and community organizations to increase high-speed internet access and affordability. The funding will help provide broadband service to an estimated 15,000 households that are currently unserved or underserved …

Governor Hogan announces Connect Maryland, $400 million initiative to ensure universal broadband For Maryland [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced the launch of Connect Maryland, a transformative new initiative to supercharge the State of Maryland’s broadband with a total new investment of $400 million to fully address the digital divide. The governor made the announcement in Snow Hill, where he was joined by Senate President Bill Ferguson, House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones, and …

Governor Hogan announces over $2 million in awards for Baltimore County broadband Infrastructure

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced awards to expand broadband internet access to more than 12,000 households in 18 counties. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband (OSB), $29,472,131 in grant funding will support network infrastructure projects by local internet service providers that will provide connectivity to unserved or underserved communities in …