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Program Description

  Office of Broadband Programs (OBP)

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; 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 fiber optic network and related broadband services.

The goals of the ultraMontgomery program are to grow knowledge-based jobs that rely on always-on, ultra high-speed broadband networks (e.g., in biohealth/bioscience, advanced technologies, cybersecurity, media, financial services, federal agencies, and research & development), encourage broadband abundance and innovation in the County, and to increase digital equity for all County residents, businesses, and entrepreneurs. Only ultraMontgomery is reflected below. Other OBP programs are detailed in the Cable Television Communications Plan section of this publication.

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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

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved2000001.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2029910.00
FY20 Approved4029911.00