Carroll County fiber network nearing completion (Baltimore Sun) August 1, 2013

The long-anticipated Carroll County Fiber Network is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, and the county could see new businesses forming or relocating to the county because of the network as soon as six months after that date.

Westminster moves forward with fiber network pilot program (Baltimore Sun) July 31, 2013

While Carroll County is completing its fiber optic network, the City of Westminster is entering the engineering phase of its pilot program to provide broadband access to residential areas.

County buildings connect through fiber optics (My Eastern Shore MD) July 3, 2013

Public schools and some of the county buildings are now connected by fiber-optic cables as part of a statewide initiative to connect all of the 1,094 “community anchor institutions.” These include community colleges, 911 centers and public libraries, as well as schools.

ARC funding will provide for broadband infrastructure upgrade (Cumberland Times News) July 1, 2013

The Allegany County Board of Commissioners has received a $300,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to improve and upgrade digital communication infrastructure through the AllCoNet Backbone Micro-wave Link Upgrade. In addition to the grant, the project will be locally funded at a level of $300,000, bringing the total funding to $600,000.

Westminster, county examining benefits of fiber optic network (Carroll County Times) February 24, 2013

While the Carroll County Fiber Network will spur economic development in the county, a Westminster fiber optic network would touch the residents of Westminster directly, creating more competitive and reliable broadband access.


Internet service coming to historic public markets in Baltimore (ABC News) November 2, 2012

Baltimore’s new chief information officer says the city’s six historic public markets should be equipped with wireless Internet service by the end of the year.

Carroll County’s technology services administrator talks about fiber network (Carroll County Times) July 9, 2012

Mark Ripper wears a lot of hats for Carroll County government. On top of being the administrator of the county’s Office of Technology Services, Ripper also serves as the treasurer for the Carroll County Public Network, chairman of the Carroll Cable Regulatory Commission and the county’s representative to the Maryland Broadband Cooperative.

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