Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Push for Broadband Continues in Garrett County
According to the FCC, the counties with the least-available access are Garrett (32.9%), Allegany (22.3%), and Charles County on the eastern side (21.9%).
DeBerry, Watkins to Address Democratic Club
Cheryl DeBerry and Nathaniel Watkins will address members of the Garrett County Democratic Club at the group’s monthly meeting September 5th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 111 of the GIEC.
Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $10 Million Rural Broadband Expansion
Gov. Hogan has announced $9.9 million in available funding as part of the first wave of a 5-year plan to provide 225,000 Marylanders in rural communities with reliable, affordable internet access.
Tichnell Reports About 75 Percent of Garrett County Has Broadband Access
“About 4 1/2 years ago when we took over as commissioners, one of our main goals was broadband access,” Tichnell said. “At that particular time, less than 50% of the county had broadband access."
Fourth Annual Tech at the Gap Conference Set for October 10th at Rocky Gap
Tech at the Gap is a one-day conference for web developers, digital marketing professionals, network and security specialists, managers, and anyone else who works in the tech industry.
Small Businesses are ‘Low-Hanging Fruit’ for Hackers
One in five small businesses falls victim to cybercrime each year. This was just one of many alarming statistics presented during the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours event.
Lightning Fast Home Internet from ProCom Is Now More Affordable Than Ever
Think that lightning-fast home internet packages are only for business professionals and those with hundreds of dollars to spend on their connectivity package? Think again!
TDEC Awarded Data Entry Contract with Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has awarded TDEC a contract to provide data entry of Illinois crash reports.
NeuBeam Gives Back This Holiday Season
Garrett County Internet Service Provider NeuBeam, a service of Declaration Networks Group, is donating $10 to Toys for Tots for every Internet installation completed through December 31, 2018.
NeuBeam’s Computer & Internet Series Continues
Garrett County internet service provider NeuBeam, a service of Declaration Networks Group, will continue its series of enrichment courses focused on bolstering computer skills in the county.
Oakland Business Broadband Survey
Oakland Business Owners - take a brief survey and help The Town of Oakland and Garrett County Economic Development with its Broadband initiatives.
Bridging the Digital Divide in Garrett County, MD
It’s time to eliminate the rural digital divide. Listen as Garrett County residents talk about how the use of TV white space technology has made a difference in their lives.
Community Broadband Efforts Alive and Thriving in Ohio, Maryland and Utah
Cheryl DeBerry, representing Garrett County at a July 23rd Next Century Cities Conference in Pittsburgh, described efforts to set up broadband access in areas that the private sector has avoided.
Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Over $2 Million to Provide Critical Internet Infrastructure
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen announced that the USDA's Rural Development Office will invest over $2 million to provide critical internet infrastructure in Garrett County.
Cybersecurity Association of MD Announces Upcoming Events
The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. has announced its upcoming events, programs, conferences, and more.