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Program Description

  OBP Fibernet (CF)

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 WSSC Water. 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.

Program Contacts

Contact Michele Crane of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2845 or Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2760 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
New sites added to FiberNet155619625626627

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved52596938.75
Shift: Montgomery Connects Digital Equity Programs from TEBS to the Cable Fund3009411.00
Shift: Digital Equity from TEBS to Cable Fund1823400.00
Decrease Cost: Transfer Two Positions Charging FiberNet CIP to General Fund0-2.00
Replace: Funding from FY22 ARPA Funds for FiberNet3 Build Out-7000000.00
Shift: FiberNet Network Operations Center from the Cable Fund to TEBS-9100000.00
Shift: FiberNet Operating Expenses from the Cable Fund to TEBS-13912620.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-3198961.00
FY23 Approved24218168.75