One Maryland BroadBand Network

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The One Maryland Broadband Network (OMBN) is a planned 1,294-mile fiber optic broadband network that will link 1,006 government facilities and community “anchor institutions” in every county in the state, while interconnecting and extending three independent networks: 

OMBN will be built with $115,240,581 in grant funding awarded in September 2010 through the federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The award, which will be matched by about $43 million in cash and in-kind contributions from the state and participating local jurisdictions, was the third-largest BTOP grant nationwide.