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Carroll County to receive $1.1 Million in Broadband Awards to Provide Internet Access to Households

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On May 17th Maryland announced “Governor Moore Announces $19.6 Million in Broadband Awards to Provide Internet Access to 2,400 Maryland Households”. In the first round, 18 jurisdictions received awards and every jurisdiction that applied for the program received funds. Carroll County was one of the jurisdictions to apply and has been awarded $1.1 Million in funding.

Governor Moore stated “To leave no one behind, we need to get everyone online – especially those who have been historically beyond the reach of traditional efforts to narrow the digital divide,” said Gov. Moore. “By moving in partnership, we are extending broadband access to more Marylanders, meeting people where they are, and creating new pathways to prosperity for all.”

Home Stretch for Difficult to Serve Properties, administered by the department’s Office of Statewide Broadband, will provide internet access to approximately 2,400 unserved Maryland households in its first round.

Home Stretch for Difficult to Serve Properties funds help address distance from broadband infrastructure or other geographic issues that may discourage an internet service provider from delivering broadband service.

Since the office was created in 2017 the Office of Statewide Broadband has invested more than $270 million into broadband infrastructure and programs. Those efforts have provided high-speed internet access to an estimated 52,000 previously unserved homes and businesses statewide.

View the full announcement from May 17th here: https://governor.maryland.gov/news/press/pages/governor-moore-announces-196-million-in-broadband-awards-to-provide-internet-access-to-2400-maryland-households.aspx

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