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OMBN Project Progress

The graphic below is a compilation of two interactive maps. The first map depicts the state’s community anchor institutions (CAIs) along with the OMBN components (networkMaryland & Maryland Broadband Cooperative) that existed prior to the implementation of Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). CAIs are labeled according to their broadband availability. The second map includes OMBN fiber assets installed using grants awarded through the BTOP. Also included on the second map are CAIs that were able to be connected to OMBN by utilizing these BTOP funded fiber assets.

Please zoom into the map by using your mouse's scroll wheel or selecting an area of interest by holding shift and using your mouse to draw a box. Once the user reaches a particular scale, fiber assets will be hidden. Please select the View Larger Map link to view the map full screen. 

Current status reports for 15 jurisdictions are listed below. Information about progress in the nine jurisdictions that comprise the Inter-County Broadband Network (ICBN, a sub-grantee to the State of Maryland on this project) is available on the ICBN website. Those jurisdictions are the cities of Annapolis and Baltimore, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties.

 

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) completed its review of the required Environmental Assessment (EA) of the OMBN project and awarded a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on April 18, 2011. This important milestone in the project process enabled the OMBN to begin construction in June 2011.

Under the terms of the BTOP grant, OMBN must be completed by September 2013, which is three years from the date of the award.