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Current News, Events, and Press Releases

State Issues $30M in Grants for Broadband Infrastructure
Garrett County is set to receive $421,414 in state funding toward broadband infrastructure projects, which is expected to improve access to 273 houses.
Trone Secures Nearly $900,000 in Funding for Broadband Expansion in Garrett County in Government Funding Bill
This Broadband Expansion Project will make high-speed internet service available to 270 households, 24 farms, and 17 businesses along Route 135 from Mountain Lake Park to Bloomington.
Declaration Networks Announces NeuBeam Broadband Expansion
NeuBeam's service expansion in the Table Rock area is the latest advancement to providing broadband services to unserved or underserved homes and businesses in targeted areas of the County.
Hogan Administration Launches New "SpeedSurvey" Website
Residents can visit the website to test the speed of their internet connection on computers, tablets and smartphones or to report an address that does not have service.
NeuBeam Announces Opening of New Garrett County Office
NeuBeam’s new office, located at 89 Pleasant Hill Drive, Unit 1B, Oakland, will create a full-service facility staffed with local sales, service, technical support and operational personnel.
Declaration Networks Named to Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies
Under the NeuBeam™ brand, DNG provides residential and business customers affordable high-speed internet services.
County Partners to Expand Broadband Connections
The Board of Garrett County Commissioners announced today that Comcast has expanded its footprint in the county by adding more than 370 serviceable addresses.
From Rural Digital Divides to Local Solutions
Interactions with Garrett County residents demonstrated to the author that policymakers should consider locally-generated investments in solutions to digital gaps.
County Working With Broadband Companies to Expand Service
Garrett County’s current broadband coverage is estimated at 75%, Commissioner Paul Edwards noted during a county government update report last week.
Participants Sought for Survey on Small and Mid-Size Business Cybersecurity Issues
The survey is open to all small businesses. Responses will help inform the Cybersecurity Framework being developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and other agencies.
MIPS Grants for Technology Product Development
Market-driven new technology and innovation leads to new products and new jobs. MIPS has been creating jobs in innovative Maryland companies for 32 years.
Push for Broadband Continues in Garrett County
According to the FCC, the counties with the least-available access are Garrett (32.9%), Allegany (22.3%), and Charles County on the eastern side (21.9%).
DeBerry, Watkins to Address Democratic Club
Cheryl DeBerry and Nathaniel Watkins will address members of the Garrett County Democratic Club at the group’s monthly meeting September 5th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 111 of the GIEC.
Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $10 Million Rural Broadband Expansion
Gov. Hogan has announced $9.9 million in available funding as part of the first wave of a 5-year plan to provide 225,000 Marylanders in rural communities with reliable, affordable internet access.
Tichnell Reports About 75 Percent of Garrett County Has Broadband Access
“About 4 1/2 years ago when we took over as commissioners, one of our main goals was broadband access,” Tichnell said. “At that particular time, less than 50% of the county had broadband access."