Howard County, Maryland, a leader in statewide public broadband development and longtime CTC client, is one of 19 counties nationwide to receive a Best in Category Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The award recognizes the County’s oversight of the Inter-County Broadband Network (ICBN) initiative.
Under the leadership of County Executive Ken Ulman and CIO Ira Levy, Howard County staff comprise the project management team, which oversees the fiber optic network’s engineering and construction in each of ICBN’s nine member jurisdictions. Once operational, the ICBN is expected to save each jurisdiction significant operating costs, while replacing aging copper infrastructure with a state-of-the-art, high-speed network. CTC congratulates Howard County, and is proud to be a partner in a project that is increasingly recognized at the national level.