2023 Statewide Broadband Conference To Be Held On Eastern Shore

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's Office of Statewide Broadband Conference 2023Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband is hosting an upcoming regional conference to learn more about broadband and digital equity funding and provide input into the state’s plans for infrastructure deployment and digital equity support.  This session of the conference will be held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore  in Princess Anne on May 24, 2023.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband is hosting regional conferences to discuss broadband funding and accessibility in Maryland, as the state creates a plan for broadband infrastructure deployment and a plan to increase access to digital technology and education.
Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the federal programs Digital Equity and Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) were introduced to ensure that all communities can access and use affordable, reliable high-speed internet to meet their needs and improve their lives, as well as to get all Americans online by funding partnerships between states, communities and stakeholders to build infrastructure where we need it to and increase adoption of high-speed internet. The first step in utilizing this funding is for Maryland to create a broadband and a digital equity plan. These conferences are to present topics and gather input from stakeholders that will be used during the planning process.
Two previous sessions were held in Frostburg and College Park, both in April.  Additionally, the Office of Statewide Broadband will be participating in a broadband public forum with Baltimore City to discuss Digital Equity efforts in the state. The date and time will be announced at a later date.
For more information and to register, visit here.