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Anticipated Maryland Broadband Grant Awards

NTIA IIJA : $426.8 M - $483.8 Million
for broadband grants (anticipated). Affecting factors include network speed and population.

Treasury CPF: $171.2 Million
for broadband grants (anticipated).

Maryland Broadband Director

Kenrick Gordon

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Broadband Office Name:
Office of Statewide Broadband

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(301) 429-7426

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 Investment Maps

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Ready Strength Rank

Maryland broadband investment map yield on cost

Yield on Cost Maps

Maryland broadband investment map price and competition

Pricing & Competition

Maryland broadband investment map business establishments

Business Establishments in Underserved Areas

Maryland broadband investment map REC coverage

Rural Electric Cooperative(REC) Coverage Map

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Small Business Establishments

Our map showcasing the estimated number of broadband related Small Business Establishments in Maryland's census blocks.

Number of small business establishments

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Business size distribution in underserved areas

Maryland broadband investment map business size distribution within underserved project areas