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.  Here are some of the programs we’ve supported:


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.

To read the full press release, please click here. 

Photo of Meritus Healthcare Foundation with Antietam Broadband

From left to right: Jennifer C. Maust, Executive Director Meritus Healthcare Foundation, John (Jack) Latimer III, Chair, Meritus Healthcare Foundation and Brian Lynch, President, Antietam Broadband

Photo of Antietam Broadband with Brooke's House

Photo of Brooke's House logo

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.

To read the full press release, please click here.


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.  

To read the full press release, please click here. 

Photo of Brian Lynch at podium at On Track

Photo of Antietam Broadband giving check to OnTrack


Photo of Brian Lynch with Boys and Girls Club of Wash. Co.

(Pictured: EJ Fuller of the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County and Brian Lynch, President of Antietam Broadband with students.)

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.

To read the full press release, click here


Graphic of Habitat for Humanity logo

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.”  

To read the full press release, please click here.


Washington County Gigabit Project: Phase Two Expansion

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.

Photo of Downtown Hagerstown, MD

Phase Two of the project is now underway and doubles the size of the Flight Gigabit footprint in Washington County.  Antietam Broadband is expanding the service to the Town of Boonsboro, MD and to additional areas in Washington County, MD to an additional 5 - 6 thousand homes and businesses.  This expansion is scheduled for completion by autumn of 2017.  Phase Three is now in the planning stages.

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. 


Photo of Children using a laptop

Edu-Net Discounted Home Internet Service

High Speed Internet access is critical to the learning and development of a student. Washington County Public Schools and Antietam Broadband are equally invested in helping students develop further by providing Internet services in homes where it may not be currently available.

That's why Antietam Broadband and WCPS have partnered to help up to 1,200 families get:

  • 10Mbps high-speed Internet access for $15 per month guaranteed for up to one year!
  • FREE professional in-home installation!
  • FREE home WiFi access included!
  • Service will be available to families throughout the summer as well as during the months when school is in session.

To qualify for the Antietam Edu-Net program, families must: 

  • have a student residing in the home who attends Washington County Public Schools and is eligible for the Free and Reduced Meal Program,
  • live in an area where Antietam Broadband Internet service is available but have not subscribed to it in the last 90 days.

Please download and fill out the form below, then return it to your child's teacher if you are interested in participating in this program and to see if you qualify.

Click here to access the WCPS Discounted Internet Form


Photo of Team Antietam at Breast Cancer walk

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.

Click here to access Antietam Broadband's Breast Cancer Awareness microsite


Community Partners

   American Heart Association WalkHolly Place - Dance Like No One is Watching
   Antietam Exchange ClubHollyfest
   Aspiring to ServeHospice - Doey's House
   AugustoberfestHub City Raven's Roost
   B'nai AbrahamLeadership Washington County Scholarship
   Barbara Ingram School for the ArtsLittle League
   Big Brothers Big SistersMake A Wish
   Blues FestMaryland Symphony Orchestra
   Boys & Girls ClubMD Food Bank
   Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland ValleyMeritus Medical Center/Foundation Capital Campaign
   CASAOak Hill House Wish Tree
   Casual Day - various revolving recipientsOlive Tree
   Cedar Ridge Children's HomeOut of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention
   Children's VillageSt. Maria Goretti High School
   Community Free ClinicSalute Military
   Cystic Fibrosis FoundationSalvation Army Capital Campaign
   Gigabit CityStar Community
   Greenfest (Boonsboro)Television coverage of high school sports, graduations, Mummers' Parade, Showcase of Bands, etc.
   Hagerstown Community CollegeToys for Tots
   Hagerstown Community Concert SeriesUniversity of Maryland Foundation
   Hagerstown Convoy of HopeWashington County BOE - discounted Internet for students and families
   Hagerstown Ghost TourWashington County Cares
   Hagerstown International Association of FirefightersWashington County Chamber of Commerce       
   Hagerstown Police Athletic LeagueWashington County Fire & Rescue Association
   Hagerstown Police Officer's UnionWashington County Free Library Capital Campaign
   Hagerstown RotaryWashington County Humane Society
   Hagerstown SunsWashington County Museum of Fine Art - Public School Art Program
   Harvest HoedownWest Hagerstown Lions Club
   Hispanic Association of HagerstownWiFi Community Hot Spots (during events, for pop-up shops, etc.)

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