Technical.ly: What are the Maryland Office of Statewide Broadband’s priorities for 2022?

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Did you know? Maryland joined the growing ranks of US states with their own broadband offices nearly a year ago.

The Digital Connectivity Act passed in April 2021 established the Office of Statewide Broadband (OSB), with a goal to get all Marylanders connected to high-speed, affordable broadband internet by 2026. It was also tasked with administering the $300 million in funding from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan that Maryland allocated toward the expansion of affordable and reliable internet across the state. Kenrick Gordon, previously the state’s director of the Maryland Office of Rural Broadband, was later named director of the OSB.

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