Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband Conference 2023
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Please join the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) at an upcoming regional conference to learn more about broadband and digital equity funding and provide input into the state’s plans for infrastructure deployment and digital equity support.
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Statewide Broadband invites you to attend one of its upcoming regional conferences to discuss broadband funding and accessibility in Maryland, as the state creates a plan for broadband infrastructure deployment and a plan to increase access to digital technology and education.
Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the federal programs Digital Equity and Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) were introduced to ensure that all communities can access and use affordable, reliable high-speed internet to meet their needs and improve their lives, as well as to get all Americans online by funding partnerships between states, communities and stakeholders to build infrastructure where we need it to and increase adoption of high-speed internet. The first step in utilizing this funding is for Maryland to create a broadband and a digital equity plan. These conferences are to present topics and gather input from stakeholders that will be used during the planning process.
9:00 am – 4:00 pm EST
Date (Check-in begins at 8:30 am)
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Frostburg State University
Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532
Monday, April 17, 2023
University of Maryland, College Park
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
7801 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
The Henson – UMES Hotel and Conference Center
30690 University Blvd S, Princess Anne,
Additionally, the Office of Statewide Broadband will be participating in a broadband public forum with Baltimore City to discuss Digital Equity efforts in the state. The date and time will be announced at a later date.