Rural Md. Broadband Coordination Board to Meet, Select Chairman


(June 13, 2009)—The Rural Broadband Coordination Board will meet by teleconference on Monday, June 29, at 9:30 a.m. to elect a new chairman for the FY 2010.

The Rural Broadband Coordination Board, a nine-member inter-agency board established in 2006 by Senate Bill 753—the Rural Broadband Communication Services Act, is responsible for coordinating efforts to deploy broadband infrastructure in rural and under-served areas and for reviewing and approving all disbursements from the Rural Broadband Assistance Fund, which includes state and federal appropriations.

Coordination Board members represent the Rural Maryland Council, the Department of Business and Economic Development, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Information Technology, the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, the Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, the Mid-Shore Regional Council, the Tri-County Council for Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Upper Shore Regional Council.

Extending broadband service throughout Maryland is a major economic and community development initiative that stands to benefit every sector the state.

All Coordination Board meetings are open to the public. Anyone who would like to participate should contact the Rural Maryland Council at rmc(at)mda.state.md.us or 410-841-5774.

Source: Rural Maryland Council

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