Harford County and internet service provider ThinkBig Networks have received $12 million in state grants to bring high-speed internet to more than 1,200 unserved customers. The grants from the Maryland Office of Statewide Broadband will help defray the high cost of laying fiber cable to reach homes and businesses in Harford’s rural north, including Darlington, Norrisville, Pylesville and Whiteford.
Area residents are asked to contact ThinkBig at 888-318-1372 and press option 1 for more information and to place a no-obligation reservation.
Thanks to prior state and federal grants and infrastructure support from Harford County, the public/private partnership between county government and ThinkBig Networks has already brought broadband service to more than 500 rural Harford County customers.
“Access to high-speed internet has become a necessity of modern life, but the cost of building infrastructure in rural areas is beyond what the private sector and, ultimately, their customers can pay,” County Executive Bob Cassilly said. “I would like to thank Gov. Wes Moore, Secretary of Housing & Community Development Jacob R. Day, and Director of the Office of Statewide Broadband Kenrick M. Gordon, for these essential funds to help us bring service to many more families and small businesses in northern Harford County.”