Maryland State Broadband Office

Maryland State Broadband Office Overview

Maryland Broadband Grant Award Status

BEAD: $267.7 M

Maryland 5 Year Plan
Initial Proposal v1
Challenge Window
Initial Proposal v2
Application Window
Awards Announced

Treasury Capital Projects Fund: $171.2 M

Treasury Approved
Application Window
Awards Announced

Broadband Office Name:
Office of Statewide Broadband

Maryland Broadband Director

Kenrick Gordon

About Office of Statewide Broadband

The Office of Statewide Broadband, administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, are the coordinators of Maryland broadband initiatives.

Maryland’s Task Force on Rural Internet, Wireless and Cellular Service Report is the Statewide broadband plan. The goal is to get all residents access to reliable broadband by 2026.


Maryland is set to receive $300 million for broadband infrastructure via the American Rescue Plan. $97 million will be granted for broadband deployment, $5 million dollars to support community based solutions, $23 million for rural broadband connectivity, $30 million for rural broadband deployment, $45 million to subsidize broadband service fees and more in part of SB66 (Digital Connectivity Act of 2021) and HB97.


Governor Larry Hogan announced the Connect Maryland initiative, which uses state funding to supplement the federal Affordable Connectivity Program. 


The Maryland program provides an additional $15 beyond the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit’s $30 per month subsidy, for a total savings of $45 per month for qualifying Maryland households in need of low-priced broadband.

Maryland Broadband Articles

Maryland Broadband Investment Maps

Maryland broadband investment map ready strength rank

Maryland Map of Ready Strength Rank

Maryland broadband investment map yield on cost

Maryland Yield on Cost Maps

Maryland broadband investment pricing and competition map

Maryland Pricing & Competition Map

Maryland broadband investment map business establishments

Maryland Map of Business Establishments in Underserved Areas

Maryland broadband investment map small business establishments

Maryland Small Business Establishments Map

Maryland broadband investment map REC coverage

Maryland Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) Coverage Map

Maryland broadband investment map anchor institutions

Maryland Map of Anchor Institutions

Maryland broadband investment map provider coverage

Maryland Provider Coverage Maps

Maryland broadband investment map BSLs

Map of Maryland Broadband Serviceable Locations