Atlantic Broadband announced in early 2022 it would be adopting the new “Breezeline” brand, as the Atlantic Broadband name does not accurately reflect the provider’s current geographical reach. Breezeline, the eighth-largest cable operator in the U.S., will partner with state and local officials in Maryland to extend the availability of broadband internet in Cecil, St. Mary’s and Queen Anne’s counties. The partnership will extend broadband access to 524 homes and businesses in the three counties. The state will contribute $3.68 million toward the $4.3 million project, while Breezeline will contribute $347,000 and the contributions from the three local counties will total $309,000. The grant applications were submitted through the Maryland Network Infrastructure Grant Program and the state’s Neighborhood Connect Broadband Funding Program, both of which are designed to help extend broadband services into previously unserved areas. The programs are funded and administered through Maryland’s Office of Statewide Broadband. Breezeline, in partnership with the St. Mary’s County Board of Education, has also been awarded a separate $339,000 grant from the Maryland Emergency Education Relief (MEER) grant program to help bring broadband to an additional 23 student households in Maryland that currently lack access to internet services. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community […]
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