Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband Holds Regional Conferences on May 16 and May 24
NEW CARROLLTON, MD (April 28, 2023) – The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband is hosting free regional outreach conferences in three locations located in the Western, Central, and Eastern Shore Maryland counties. These conferences are to inform, discuss and receive feedback on broadband funding and accessibility in Maryland, as the state creates a plan for broadband infrastructure deployment and a plan to increase access to digital technology and education.
The upcoming conferences will be held at 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST at the following dates and locations:
- [REGISTRATION CLOSED] Monday, April 17, 2023 – University of Maryland, College Park, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center – 7801 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742
- Tuesday, May 16, 2023 – Frostburg State University, Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall – 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532
- Wednesday, May 24, 2023 – University of Maryland Eastern Shore, The Henson – UMES Hotel and Conference Center – 30690 University Blvd S, Princess Anne, MD 21853
To register for the events, visit: https://DHCD-Broadband-Conference-2023.eventbrite.com
Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the federal programs Digital Equity and Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) were introduced to ensure that all communities can access and use affordable, reliable high-speed internet to meet their needs and improve their lives, as well as to get all Americans online by funding partnerships between states, communities and stakeholders to build infrastructure where we need it to and increase adoption of high-speed internet. The first step in utilizing this funding is for Maryland to create a broadband and a digital equity plan. These conferences are to present topics and gather input from stakeholders that will be used during the planning process.