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Program Description

  OBP Digital Equity (Cable Fund)

Digital Equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services. OBP Digital Equity works to ensure individuals and communities have the information technology knowledge and confidence needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy. It supports providing technology training for older adults, and youth media programs to empower young people to engage with the community though digital media. See the TEBS budget for additional funding provided by TEBS to support digital equity as part of the ultraMontgomery program. This program was formerly part of the County Cable Montgomery program.

Program Contacts

Contact Leny Bautista of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2865 or Seamus McNamara of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2755 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Total Senior Planet Montgomery participants 110,3545,2534,0005,0005,000
Percent of Senior Planet Montgomery participants who rated the quality of their instruction "high" or "very high"94%89%90%90%90%
Percent of Senior Planet Montgomery participants whose quality of life improved83%82%82%82%82%
Number of affordable housing communities receiving high-speed broadband through MoCoNet12579
Number of subscribers to free high-speed broadband through MoCoNet3396275391638
1  Senior Planet Montgomery switched from in-person to online digital equity programs in response to COVID-19 on March 23, 2020. FY21 and FY22 figures include all virtual participants, including duplicates, as unique participant data is not available via Zoom.

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved6861311.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.113570.00
FY24 Approved6974881.00