Charles Awarded $2.9 Million Broadband Grant

Alpha Stock Images - Charles County Board of Commissioners announced that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development approved a funding request of $2.9 million for the Fiscal 2020 Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program. 

The grant will help provide rural broadband to Nanjemoy and Cobb Neck areas with a county match of over $2.5 million. This grant goes to helping the Charles County Board of Commissioners achieve one of their 2019-2021 Goals and Objectives of Infrastructure/Services, which includes broadband access for the county.

From the press release:

“We are pleased to receive this grant, which allows us to expand broadband access in some of the county’s rural areas. With this expansion, more Charles County residents and businesses will have access to the technology they need to stay connected to school, work, and commercial activities,” said Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq. “I applaud the tireless efforts of the Broadband Task Force to develop and move forward a successful plan to address the county’s most urgent broadband needs.”

Construction of the project is expected to begin this summer and will take three years for completion. Learn more about the Maryland Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program.