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Program Description


Funding from the Cable Special Revenue Fund is used to support Montgomery County's private communications network - FiberNet. FiberNet is a critical infrastructure asset that provides carrier class voice, video, Internet access and data network services for Montgomery County Government, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Montgomery College, Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC), the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). The County's public safety communications are also provided via FiberNet infrastructure. Additionally, FiberNet provides private network access to the State of Maryland and all of the local counties, municipalities and the District of Columbia. Expenditures cover the cost of network expansion, monitoring, management, and maintenance services. FiberNet is a Countywide multi-million dollar investment that is crucial to the daily operation of local government within the County and with its citizens, neighboring governments, and business partners.

Program Contacts

Contact Helen Ni of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2807 or Matt Schaeffer of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
New sites added to FiberNet4512251810

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved39461366.70
Increase Cost: Dens Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network equipment maintenance 550000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2593450.05
FY19 Recommended42604816.75