Plans to Expand Broadband Internet Technology in Maryland


The process to expand Broadband Internet technology in Maryland is underway. Salisbury University’s Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative has earned a $2.44 million grant from the Office of Statewide Broadband. A new year-long project will include collecting, analyzing, and visualizing the broadband Internet capacity across Maryland. Project manager Mary Buffington says that now, more than…

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VIDEO | Gov. Carney Highlights Education, Budget Stability, Workforce, Support For Family Leave In State Of The State Address

Gov. John Carney delivered his 2022 State of the State Address Thursday (photo courtesy of the office of Gov. John Carney)

Governor John Carney stressed budget sustainability, workforce development, housing, education and the environment among other priorities as he delivered his 2022 State of the State Thursday afternoon to a joint session of the Delaware General Assembly. Carney also touched upon the state’s ongoing commitment to expand access to broadband internet More spending specifics will come…

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Gov. Hogan Announces Major Laptop Contribution To Eastern Shore Nonprofits

Governor Larry Hogan visited Crisfield Wednesday to announce a donation of laptop computers for Eastern Shore nonprofits (photo courtesy of Governor Larry Hogan's office)

More than 200 laptops have been contributed to 11 local nonprofit organizations on the Maryland Eastern Shore. Governor Larry Hogan made the announcement Wednesday in Crisfield before the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake. The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, Department of General Services and non-profit PC’s for People made the contribution possible. “The…

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Choptank Fiber Connects First Customers To Broadband


Choptank Fiber has made its first connection for broadband internet service on the Eastern Shore. Sherry Hollingsworth of Denton has officially been hooked up, decades after her grandfather became the first homeowner to be served by Choptank Electric Cooperative. Governor Larry Hogan took part in a ribbon-cutting at the home in Denton, reaffirming the state’s…

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Del. Devotes $20M From CARES Act For Broadband Access


Delaware will utilize CARES Act funding to make sure students who start the school year learning virtually are connected. Part of the 20-million dollar allocation announced Monday would help families that cannot afford or obtain internet access. Elyse Baerga of the Woodbridge School District says when schools suddenly switched to online learning last March, it…

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