County Executive Danielle Hornberger today announced that Cecil County has secured eight broadband expansion grants from Maryland’s Existing Broadband Networks Funding Program.
These grants, which total over $605,000, will help support over $1 million in broadband projects as part of a partnership between the State of Maryland, Cecil County, and private sector providers. The eight projects will bring internet access to more than 15 percent of the County’s unserved households and businesses.
“I applaud the State for awarding these eight broadband grants to Cecil County. The COVID-19 pandemic further highlighted the importance of home internet access, and these projects will work toward providing more County residents with the ability to work from home or to actively participate in school,” said County Executive Hornberger.
According to a County press release:
The eight broadband expansion projects are as follows:
- Southern Cecil County wireless broadband expansion
- Cayots Corner Rd (and vicinity) wireless broadband expansion
- Mountain Hill Rd (and vicinity) wireless broadband expansion
- Ricketts Mill Rd and Winding Way broadband expansion
- Old Log Cabin Rd and part of Turkey Point Rd broadband expansion
- Pinewood Rd and Fingerboard Schoolhouse Rd broadband expansion
- Elk Valley Ln broadband expansion
- Warburton Rd (700-1200 block) broadband expansion
The projects are predicted to break ground in the coming months.
“I sincerely thank David Black, our GIS Coordinator, who spearheaded these grants for Cecil County”, added Executive Hornberger, “we will continue to work the with the private sector to provide internet broadband to all our unserved areas.”