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Community Connections

Participating. Giving. Volunteering.

 

Antietam Broadband believes in supporting efforts that enhance the lives of those in our community. We partner with various community-based programs throughout Washington County, including our schools, cultural organizations, service groups, nonprofits, and athletics. Many of our employees participate in these efforts by volunteering with local organizations. We take pride in contributing to improving the quality of life for our neighbors both through our business offerings and our involvement in community enhancement. Below are some of the programs we’ve supported.

Community Video Partners

Community Video Partners

Antietam Media Services' national award-winning team of producers worked with several key players in the Washington County community.

The team produced several long and short-form videos to promote our partnerships.

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Affordable Connectivity Program

Affordable Connectivity Program

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep our community connected, Antietam Broadband is proud to participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP is a federal program that provides a temporary discount of up to $30 per month on broadband Internet bills to qualified households.

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Amber Alert Program

Amber Alert Program

Helping our local community where we live and work is one of Antietam Broadband's core values. That is why Antietam Broadband is one of the largest employers in Washington County, MD to be a secondary distributor of AMBER Alerts issued by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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Edu-Net Discounted Home Internet Service

Edu-Net Discounted Home Internet Service

High Speed Internet access is critical to the learning and development of students of all ages. Antietam Broadband has partnered with Washington County Public Schools and Hagerstown Community College to provide discounted Internet services in homes where it is not currently available. For more information and to see if you qualify, select the appropriate link below:

WCPS Students

HCC Students

DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS ELIGIBLE STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE THE FIRST 60 DAYS FREE.

Antietam Broadband Joins Meritus Healthcare Foundation's Corporate Roundtable

Antietam Broadband Joins Meritus Healthcare Foundation's Corporate Roundtable

Antietam's donation supports Safe Kids programs in Washington County

The Corporate Roundtable is a single-ask program that allows partners like Antietam Broadband to be recognized for their investment in wellness initiatives. Some of the Meritus programs include patient emergency assistance, childhood obesity prevention, community education and new medical equipment. Antietam Broadband’s financial donation will provide needed support to the Safe Kids Program. The Safe Kids Program is a community needs-based initiative providing a dedicated staff, operational support and resources to assist in achieving one common goal: keeping kids safe.

Antietam Broadband Joins the Fight Against Addiction

Antietam Broadband Joins the Fight Against Addiction

Supports New Sober Living Facility at Brooke’s House

Antietam Broadband announced it has completed construction of the broadband infrastructure for Brooke’s House, a new Sober Living Facility for Women in Washington County, MD. In addition to their build contribution, Antietam’s more than $30,000 in-kind donation will provide the new facility with three years of high-speed internet service and wireless services.

“Kevin and Dana Simmers’ story is one we hear all too often. As a parent, I can’t imagine the heartache and devastation that parents who share a similar experience live with in communities all across America. Brooke’s House will be a force for good in Washington County and we are honored to join the Simmers and other businesses in supporting this important mission”, said Brian Lynch, President of Antietam Broadband.

Read the full press release here.
Antietam Broadband and OnTrack Join Forces

Antietam Broadband and OnTrack Join Forces

Partnership Focuses on Educating the Workforce of the Future

Antietam Broadband and OnTrack announced a multi-year partnership to support the mission of OnTrack whose focus is to build an educated workforce. Antietam will donate $150,000 in cash and in-kind over the next three years. Antietam Broadband will deploy a full slate of marketing,social media and video support to promote the work of OnTrack in Washington County. The majority of the donation will be used to support the hiring of an Executive Director.

“As a growing technology company in Washington County we’re interested insupporting organizations that prepare our future employees, said Brian Lynch,President of Antietam Broadband.

Read the full press release here.
Antietam Broadband Continues Support of  Boys and Girls Club

Antietam Broadband Continues Support of Boys and Girls Club

Antietam Broadband has donated 30 Windows 10 PCs with operating systems and hardware to the Boys and Girls Club. The technology donation allows the club to completely revamp the computer rooms at all locations and help them enhance online programming for youth.

The new equipment has been installed and is operational in each club allowing year-round use. All clubs are connected with courtesy Antietam Broadband high-speed internet, voice and video service.

Read the full press release here.
Antietam Broadband Commits Technology to Habitat for Humanity

Antietam Broadband Commits Technology to Habitat for Humanity

Five Year Program to Benefit New Habitat Homes in Washington County

For the next five years, Washington County residents who earn and purchase a new home from Habitat for Humanity will receive high speed broadband internet access, compliments of Antietam Broadband. New Habitat for Humanity residents will receive one year of free Antietam Broadband services.

“Antietam Broadband has long supported Habitat for Humanity”, said Brian Lynch President, Antietam Broadband. “Using our resources, we saw an opportunity to expand that commitment so families can participate in the digital economy. We hope this also improves each family’s successful transition to home ownership.”

Read the full press release here.
Washington County Gigabit Project

Washington County Gigabit Project

Supporting Growth and Prosperity

Antietam Broadband has made a $6 million dollar private capital investment in Washington County to build a one Gigabit Broadband direct fiber connection to more than 11,000 homes and businesses. This sets Washington County apart as one of the select number of communities across the country to have this level of broadband connectivity.Antietam’s Flight Gigabit product offers a synchronous service, 1 Gbps download and 1 Gbps upload, direct fiber-to-the-premises connection to a home or business. A gigabit equals 1,000 megabits per second and represents an enormous improvement in bandwidth available to consumers.Phase One of the project is complete. Antietam’s Flight Gigabit direct fiber connection is available in Hagerstown’s City Center to over 6,000 homes and businesses, and makes Hagerstown the first privately-funded gigabit city in Maryland, and the 75th gigabit city in the entire United States. Antietam Broadband's Phase 2 extension of its Flight Gigabit service is underway. New areas within and north of the City of Hagerstown, MD. and the town of Boonsboro, MD are being activated. With this expansion, the network will pass over 20% of the homes in Washington County. Phase 3 expansion is now being planned.

During the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards ceremony in February, Antietam Broadband won the Leading Edge Award, given to a business for developing a significant technological advancement that serves as an inspiration for future progress, for the Flight Gigabit product.

Antietam Broadband and Lifetime's Stop Breast Cancer for Life Initiative

Antietam Broadband and Lifetime's Stop Breast Cancer for Life Initiative

Antietam Broadband has partnered with Lifetime on their Stop Breast Cancer For Life movement. Antietam provides Breast Cancer awareness PSA videos on their linked microsite, which allows the community to access information on this disease, and how to detect breast cancer during the earlier, more treatable stages. Washington County survivor stories are also featured on Antietam Broadband's microsite.

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Community Partners

American Heart Association Walk

Antietam Exchange Club

Aspiring to Serve

Augustoberfest

B'nai Abraham

Barbara Ingram School for the Arts

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Blues Fest

Boys & Girls Club

Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley

CASA

Casual Day - various revolving recipients

Cedar Ridge Children's Home

Children's Village

Community Free Clinic

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Gigabit City

Greenfest (Boonsboro)

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown Community Concert Series

Hagerstown Convoy of Hope

Hagerstown Ghost Tour

Hagerstown International Association of Firefighters

Hagerstown Police Athletic League

Hagerstown Police Officer's Union

Hagerstown Rotary

Hagerstown Suns

Harvest Hoedown

Hispanic Association of Hagerstown

Holly Place - Dance Like No One is Watching

Hollyfest

Hospice - Doey's House

Hub City Raven's Roost

Leadership Washington County Scholarship

Little League

Make A Wish

Maryland Symphony Orchestra

MD Food Bank

Meritus Medical Center/Foundation Capital Campaign

Oak Hill House Wish Tree

Olive Tree

Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention

St. Maria Goretti High School

Salute Military

Salvation Army Capital Campaign

Star Community

Television coverage of high school sports, graduations, Mummers' Parade, Showcase of Bands, etc.

Toys for Tots

University of Maryland Foundation

Washington County BOE - discounted Internet for students and families

Washington County Cares

Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Washington County Fire & Rescue Association

Washington County Free Library Capital Campaign

Washington County Humane Society

Washington County Museum of Fine Art - Public School Art Program

West Hagerstown Lions Club

WiFi Community Hot Spots (during events, for pop-up shops, etc.)

Williamsport Bike Night