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Cumberland Officials Attend Presentation On Regional Broadband Issues

August 7th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland mayor and City Council held a public work session Tuesday night in City Hall for a presentation on regional broadband issues. The update was provided by Joanne Hovis, president of CTC Technology and Energy.  “Anchor institutions” across Allegany County continue to be readied for fiber connectivity, as the state plows forward with plans to extend broadband access across Maryland, particularly in rural areas. Business and government leaders must form partnerships and create avenues to tap into the infrastructure and make it available to the private sector, hopefully attracting new businesses and jobs. While she has cautioned that the process is expensive, complicated and risky it is a must for any community moving forward in terms of economic development…


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