OMBN Scope

The One Maryland Broadband Network (OMBN) will span the state’s 24 counties and 9,800 square miles, including urban, suburban, and rural communities.

To enable “last mile” build-out to homes and businesses, OMBN will pass near approximately:

  • 2.2 million households (1.8 million in the ICBN path, 400,000 in the MDBC path)
  • 5.6 million residents (4.7 million in the ICBN path, 900,000 in the MDBC path)
  • 96,000 businesses (71,000 in the ICBN path, 25,000 in the MDBC path)

OMBN will provide data connections and Internet access to 1,006 “anchor institutions” across the state, including:

  • 475 schools
  • 248 police and emergency centers
  • 209 other government and community support centers
  • 52 libraries
  • 16 community colleges
  • 6 universities

OMBN will create an estimated 160 new jobs and spur economic development statewide.