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Program Description

  OBP ultraMontgomery

The DTS Office of Broadband Programs' ultraMontgomery program is a broadband economic development program designed to support cost-effective, competitive access to robust, reliable, and secure broadband services, and ultra-highspeed networks for businesses throughout Montgomery County. ultraMontgomery leverages business engagement and infrastructure partnerships to expand access to competitive broadband services in commercial buildings and commercial business centers as well as increase awareness of broadband network and data center assets available to support businesses in Montgomery County. Emphasis is placed on growing jobs in the biohealth, managed IT, cybersecurity, digital entertainment, advanced manufacturing industries, and small business digital entrepreneurs. OBP's Digital Equity program is also part of ultraMontgomery. Digital equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy. ultraMontgomery operates the Senior Planet Montgomery Program to provide technology training to adults aged 60 years and older and works with other OBP programs to expand Internet access to rural areas, low-income households, and to support youth media empowerment and racial equity initiatives.

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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
Total Senior Planet Montgomery participants 181155210,3544,9002,000
Unique new Senior Planet Montgomery participants 2275496N/AN/A300
Percent of Senior Planet Montgomery participants who rated the quality of their instruction "high" or "very high"91%91%94%90%90%
Percent of Senior Planet Montgomery participants whose quality of life improved82%71%83%80%80%
1  Senior Planet Montgomery switched from in-person to online digital equity programs in response to COVID-19 on March 23, 2020. FY20 stats are through the third quarter only, and fourth quarter data are combined with FY21 because virtual participation is so different from in-person. Unique participant data is not available via Zoom yet; FY21 and FY22 figures include all virtual participants.
2  Senior Planet Montgomery switched from in-person to online digital equity programs in response to COVID-19 on March 23, 2020. FY20 stats are through the third quarter only, and fourth quarter data are combined with FY21 because virtual participation is so different from in-person. Unique participant data is not available via Zoom yet.
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Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved4780581.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-478058-1.00
FY22 Approved00.00

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.