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Program Description

  OBP Fibernet (GF)

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, Montgomery College, Housing Opportunities Commission, M-NCPPC, and WSSC Water. This program operates and maintains FiberNet, provides new applications over FiberNet, expands FiberNet infrastructure to new locations, operates a 24 hour/365 days a year Network Operations Center, and is upgrading the third generation of FiberNet (FiberNet3). Investments in FiberNet staffing and operations will help prevent and shorten network outages, avoid degradation in public safety communications, speed the ability to add new services (including applications relying on Cloud services, deployment of robust public WiFi, and broadband capacity for education), and provide an operational foundation to earn revenue through FiberNet services provisioning and infrastructure leasing.

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.


Program Budget Changes

FY22 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved00.00
Enhance: FiberNet2 Maintenance to mitigate aging equipment failures5000000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.225156213.00
FY22 Recommended275156213.00