Maryland Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program
Maryland Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program, is facilitated by the Maryland Broadband Cooperative (MdBC) and the Office of Statewide Broadband through an award provided by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
MdBC provides middle mile interconnection and internet backhaul services to its members. In order for an area to receive broadband services, provisions for the new network to connect to the internet must be in place. MdBC will construct fiber optic networks into unserved, rural areas that will connect to and utilize MdBC’s existing Open Access network. The newly constructed infrastructure will be made available to members for use in delivery of last mile (“retail”) broadband services in accordance with MdBC’s operating policies.
The match for this grant will be provided by the last mile infrastructure to be constructed by MdBC’s members and MdBC will offer reduced rates for the use of the funded infrastructure.
Cecil County: This build is in the works but consists of 6.5 miles of 144ct fiber along Route 213 North.