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Program Description

  Office of Broadband Programs (OBP)

The Office of Broadband Programs (OBP) is responsible for countywide broadband governance, planning, and execution. This Office leads the County Executive's ultraMontgomery initiative; manages the County's cable television and telecommunications franchise agreements and the Cable Revenue Fund; and manages the County's fiber optic network. The goal of the ultraMontgomery program is to grow knowledge-based jobs that increasingly need always-on, ultra high-speed broadband networks (e.g., in science, technology, cybersecurity, media, finance, and research & development). The Cable Office ensures that cable services are of high quality; cable providers comply with safety and construction codes; cable customer service requirements are enforced; and, that quality Public, Educational and Government (PEG) cable programming is provided. Network Services is responsible for providing: Wide Area Network (WAN) management and design services to County government; FiberNet connectivity to other agencies; and wireless connectivity. The Cable Office and some costs associated with FiberNet/WAN are charged to the Cable Fund in accordance with the cable franchise provision to support installation,construction, operations, and maintenance of the County's FiberNet and associated network equipment.

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Program Contacts

Contact Helen Ni of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2807 or Jennifer Nordin of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2779 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved2000001.00
FY19 Approved2000001.00