Information Technology

Prince George's County, Maryland

Prince George’s County Provides High Speed Internet Access Through the New “One Maryland: Inter-County Broadband Network” (ICBN)

For Immediate Release: 12/9/2013 5:05 PM

Contact: Lakisha Pingshaw ICBN Program Manager Prince George’s County Office of Information Technology (OIT) (301) 883-5194

County connects schools, libraries, public safety agencies and municipalities through State’s new high-speed broadband fiber

LARGO, MD -- Prince George’s County recently completed construction of the One Maryland: Inter-County Broadband Network (ICBN) - Maryland’s extensive broadband fiber network which connects 136 schools, libraries, and community facilities, delivering high-speed Internet and other advanced network services over approximately 110 miles of new, county-owned lines.  The network will provide economic development benefits, cost savings, health care and public safety improvements as well as educational opportunities to people around the State.  Among the sites connected in Prince George’s County are five libraries, eighty-two schools (K-12), twenty-three Fire/EMS facilities, three Police facilities, and numerous other government buildings

“The Inter-County Broadband Network will be a game changer for both Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland that will positively impact education, economic development, and provide all Marylanders access to the newest and fastest internet technologies,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.  “I want to thank United States Senator Barbara Mikulski and Senator Ben Cardin for providing this tremendous opportunity for the State and Prince George’s County.   I congratulate Governor O’Malley, Lt. Governor Brown and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman for their leadership in bringing this critical project to completion.”

Prince George’s County is one of nine jurisdictions in the State that benefited from this federally funded project.  Maryland’s project was unique because it was the only one to install over 1,000 miles of fiber in every county in the state.  In addition, the government will be leasing use of the fiber not dedicated for government purposes to private companies.

“This is a real victory for Maryland and a victory for a pragmatic, affordable solution to expanding broadband access to everyone,” said Senator Mikulski.  “I believe this network and this technology are transformational and I believe it is a game changer to creating jobs both for today and jobs for tomorrow.”

“ICBN has the potential to serve as a boon to business and an asset to County residents”, said Vennard Wright, CIO and Director of Prince George’s County Office of Information Technology. “By extending broadband services to unserved and underserved locations, it will enhance the experience of our residents by providing consistent, high speed access to the internet and the opportunities that it offers.”

Some of the sites that received ICBN fiber are:

Schools, Libraries and Government Buildings
Andrew Jackson Middle School
Bladensburg Branch Library
Bladensburg High School
Bladensburg Instructional Service Center
Drew Freeman Middle School
Edmonston City Hall
Fairmount Heights Branch Library
Greenbelt City Hall
Greenbelt Middle School
Health Department Northern Regional Office
Hillcrest Heights Branch Library
Hyattsville District Court
Hyattsville Branch Library
Kenmoor Middle School
Mount Rainier Branch Library
New Carrollton Branch Library
Potomac High School

Police Departments
District Heights
Emergency Operations Management Center
Police Headquarters Building  and Special Operations Division

Fire Departments
Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department (814)
Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department (809)
Boulevard Heights Volunteer Fire Department (817)
Branchville Volunteer Fire Department (811)
Bunker Hill Volunteer Fire Department (855)
Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department (805)
Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department (838)
Chillum Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department (834)
Chillum Fire Station (844)
College Park Volunteer Fire Department (812)
District Heights Volunteer Fire Department (826)
Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department (835)
Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department (801)
Kentland Volunteer Fire Department (833)
Morningside Volunteer Fire Department (827)
Prince George’s Volunteer Fire Department (830)
Ritchie Volunteer Fire Department (837)
Riverdale Fire/EMS Station (807)
Riverdale Heights Volunteer Fire Department (813)
Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department (808)
Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department (829)
Tuxedo Cheverly Fire Company (822)
West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department (828)

Capitol Heights
Fairmont Heights
Forest Heights
Riverdale Park
Seat Pleasant

Public Safety Radio Towers
Route 50/301
Branch Avenue
Carole Highlands
Cobb State Highway Administration
College Park
District Heights
Oxon Hill ​​