FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 21, 2012
Hughesville, MD. The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (the “Council”), with funding from the Maryland Broadband Cooperative from the U.S. Department of Commerce, request public comments on the draft final report entitled: “Broadband Deployment Plan for Southern Maryland.” The report was produced by BEACON of Salisbury University in cooperation with the Council Regional Broadband/IT Planning Committee. The report updates the 2005 regional broadband plan, provides details on available broadband level and quality of service currently in the region, review best available technologies trends upon which recommendations are provided for deployment of universal public/private broadband networks for Southern Maryland. Once adopted, the regional plan will contribute to the development of a statewide broadband plan. The regional plan will advance the mission to provide residential, business and public anchor institutions with the opportunity to be served by the evolving and most current information technologies available.
A copy of the draft final report can be reviewed from Friday, September 21 through Friday, October 5, 2012 at TCCSMD Headquarters, 15045 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville, MD or by clicking on the following link:
Copies of the report are also available at all of the public libraries in the three counties region:
Calvert – http://calvert.lib.md.us/branches.html
St. Mary’s – http://www.stmalib.org/about-us/library-hours/
A public meeting on the plan will be held at the Southern Maryland Association of Realtors for from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4. 2012. The address for the Association is 8440 Old Leonardtown Rd., suite 211, Hughesville, MD 20637.
Public comments will be reviewed and the report will be presented for approval to the Council at the October 18, 2012 meeting.
Written comments on this proposal should be submitted to Wayne E. Clark, Executive Director of the Council via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by posted mail by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012.