As Maryland moves toward a more complete broadband infrastructure, a new “logistics center” broke ground in Elkridge, Howard County. From coverage in the Baltimore Business Journal:
The network is planned to be 850 miles long, criss-crossing the state and connecting about 1,000 schools, libraries, public safety agencies and other government institutions.
Fiber networks are seen as a significant economic development tool, helping governments and businesses be able to share and process data more quickly. While Baltimore failed in its bid to land Google’s proposed city fiber network, the One Maryland network could also be used by private-sector businesses.
For more information about Maryland’s broadband efforts and rollout, check out the registration materials for MACo’s summer conference — where a breakout session “Connecting Marylanders ‐ One Broadband at a Time” is slated to cover these topics on Friday afternoon.