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Program Description

  OBP Telecommunications Solutions

The Office of Broadband Programs (OBP) is responsible for Countywide broadband governance, planning, implementation, and operations; encouraging broadband related economic development; and enabling digital equity initiatives. This Office leads the County Executive's ultraMontgomery initiative; manages the County's cable television and telecommunications franchise agreements and the Cable Revenue Fund; ensures that consumer cable and broadband services are of high quality; ensures that communication providers comply with safety and construction codes; enforces cable and broadband customer service requirements; promotes community and civic engagement through Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) programming utilizing multi-media platforms; and manages the County's FiberNet fiber optic network and related broadband services. FiberNet is the County's critical infrastructure communications network that enables all email, video, Internet access, and Cloud services, and supports County voice telephony, access to County business systems, County e-payments and forms, transport of public safety communications, and broadband and networking for MCPS, MC, HOC, M-NCPPC, and WSSC Water.

As a result of the FY22 DTS reorganization which consolidates infrastructure initiatives and management, OBP will now also lead the following programs:

The Infrastructure Modernization Enterprise Systems and Operations Division (ESOD) designs, implements, and maintains a secure and reliable data center, server and cloud infrastructures for over 600 County business systems and approximately 12,000 County users, including ongoing patching and remediation of the servers to maintain and improve functionality and security. ESOD manages the infrastructure for enterprise-wide systems for the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), MC311, MCTime and the Public Safety (911) Data System. This includes operating and managing the following enterprise systems - data centers, cloud-based solutions, identity management systems, file and print systems, records management systems, and office productivity/collaboration.

The Telecommunication Solutions Enterprise Telecommunications and Services Division (ETSD) provides integrated communications services and solutions for County government departments and agencies, including MC311. ETSD is responsible for the programming, operation, and maintenance of the County's telephone system and related services such as voicemail, automatic call distribution (ACD). Radio Communications Services is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the County's 800 MHZ radio and mobile communications systems and infrastructures which largely support public safety departments.


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Program Contacts

Contact Michele Crane of the Department of Technology and Enterprise Business Solutions at 240.777.2845 or Felica Hyatt of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of telecom service requests2,3771,9201,5001,5001,400
Average number of workdays to complete telecom service requests12.510.38.08.06.0
Percent of time public safety radio system is fully operational99.819%100.000%98.900%98.900%98.900%
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Program Budget Changes

FY22 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved471563518.00
Increase Cost: CAD On-Site Support2840000.00
Enhance: Netmotion VPN Maintenance175000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.33613277.00
FY22 Recommended837846225.00

Notes: The Department is currently reviewing and updating all program performance measures as a part of their comprehensive reorganization and updates will be reflected in the FY23 budget.