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One of the County's Private Partners, Declaration Networks Group (DNG) and Microsoft entered into a multi-year agreement to cooperate on delivering broadband services to unserved residents and businesses in specific markets (including Garrett County). The partnership focuses aligning stakeholders, technology and resources for a sustainable path to address the digital divide. More recently DNG has been installing fiber to bolster their network options. Learn more
Through three phases of Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants matched with county funds, six targeted unserved and underserved areas https://www.garrettcounty.org/broadband/targeted-areasin three regions of the county are served with fixed wireless broadband internet connectivity.
Declaration Networks Group (DNG), continues to actively deploy the network in all three targeted areas as well as expanding beyond the ARC project target areas to other unserved areas. This includes installing wooden poles in strategic locations to transmit wireless signals to homes and businesses as well as fiber optic cable in key areas.
The county's engineering and business consultant is CTC Technology and Energy.
Where is the project now?
Currently over 1,000 homes and businesses are receiving service through the fixed wireless project.
DNG finalized the deployment in all three targeted areas. Deployment continues across the county.
NeuBeamTM, DNG's brand name for their product, is the local provider of service for the fixed wireless project. Some residents and businesses may have already received information from NeuBeam about purchasing service. For further information, click here.
Declaration Networks Group (DNG), has secured additional funding through both a grant and loan the USDA Rural Utilities Service to reach additional unserved and underserved areas of Garrett County, with both fixed wireless and more recently, fiber service.