Cecil County was awarded eight broadband expansion grants, totaling $605,914, from Maryland’s Existing Broadband Networks Funding Program.
The grants will help fund over $1 million worth of broadband projects, in a joint effort between the State of Maryland, Cecil County, and private sector providers. The eight projects are predicted to bring internet access to more than 15% of unserved households and businesses.
“I applaud the state for awarding these eight broadband grants to Cecil County. The Covid-19 pandemic further highlighted the importance of home internet access, and these projects will work toward providing more county residents with the ability to work from home or to actively participate in school”, stated Cecil County Executive Danielle Hornberger.
The eight broadband expansion projects, with links to the area covered are as follows:
- Southern Cecil County wireless broadband expansion
- Cayots Corner Rd (and vicinity) wireless broadband expansion
- Mountain Hill Rd (and vicinity) wireless broadband expansion
- Ricketts Mill Rd and Winding Way broadband expansion
- Old Log Cabin Rd and part of Turkey Point Rd broadband expansion
- Pinewood Rd and Fingerboard Schoolhouse Rd broadband expansion
- Elk Valley Ln broadband expansion
- Warburton Rd (700-1200 block) broadband expansion