The City of Westminster, Maryland has tapped CTC Technology & Energy to assess the City’s need for a fiber optic communications network. The Westminster Common Council voted unanimously to approve the study, with council members citing lack of broadband service as an impediment to business interests in the community.
Westminster is one of several cities around the country that have recently begun pursuing fiber infrastructure at the municipal level. In the course of the study, CTC Technology & Energy will seek to identify potential private partners for the City. Any fiber network the City decides to build would almost certainly include a connection to Carroll County’s portion of the One Maryland Broadband Network, an infrastructure initiative connecting every county in the state.