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Program Description

  FiberNet

Funding from the Cable Special Revenue Fund is used to support Montgomery County's private communications network - FiberNet. FiberNet is a critical infrastructure asset that provides carrier-class voice, video, Internet access and data network services for Montgomery County Government, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Montgomery College, Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC), the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). The County's public safety communications are also provided via FiberNet infrastructure. Additionally, FiberNet provides private network access to the State of Maryland and all of the local counties, municipalities and the District of Columbia. Expenditures cover the cost of network expansion, monitoring, management, and maintenance services. FiberNet is a Countywide multi-million dollar investment that is crucial to the daily operation of local government within the County and with its citizens, neighboring governments, and business partners.

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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 Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
New sites added to FiberNet121115108
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Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved42604816.75
Increase Cost: Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network equipment maintenance700000.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse one Sr. IT Specialist (six months)-584850.00
Decrease Cost: Operating Expenses-2546350.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-238692-2.00
FY20 Approved37786694.75