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Program Description

  Office of Broadband Programs and Infrastructure Modernization

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 digital equity programs; 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; communications 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 and broadband and networking for MCPS, MC, HOC, M-NCPPC, and WSSC.

Infrastructure Modernization: OBP is responsible for modernizing and maintaining the County's infrastructure supporting FiberNet, voice and broadband services as well as the County's data center infrastructure.

Telecommunication Solutions: The 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, e.g., voicemail, automatic call distribution (ACD).

Program Contacts

Contact Leny Bautista of the Department of Technology and Enterprise Business Solutions at 240.777.2865 or Seamus McNamara of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.277.2755 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Transmission facility applications processed264231250250250
Percent of fresh County Cable Montgomery content (less than one month old) during peak viewing hours5%3%5%6%7%
Percent of English and Spanish language first-run programs closed captioned in English100%100%100%100%100%
Number of affordable housing communities served by high-speed broadband through MoCoNet346810
Number of subscribers to free high-speed broadband through MoCoNet96232400500600

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved907332433.00
Shift: Community Technology move from Cable Fund to TEBS General Fund14811665.00
Shift: FiberNet from Cable Fund to TEBS General Fund13256984.00
Shift: Community Engagement from Cable Fund to TEBS General Fund11953065.00
Increase Cost: Business Continuity Support Renewals10716140.00
Shift: Digital Equity from Cable Fund to TEBS General Fund7119721.00
Increase Cost: Oracle Server Nutanix Environment Compliance Costs1411300.00
Increase Cost: Contract Increase - Granicus63430.00
Shift: Long-term Vacant Position Transferred to OHR to Support Countywide Human Resources Efforts-118724-1.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.335409-1.00
FY25 Recommended1522323846.00