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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
Discounted Broadband Internet for Eligible Washington County Public School Students and Families
Antietam Broadband understands how critical broadband Internet access is to the learning and development of a student. That's why Antietam Cable has partnered with Washington County Public Schools to help up to 1,000 families get:
- 10M High-speed Internet access for $15 per month guaranteed for up to one year
- FREE professional in-home installation
- FREE home WiFi access included!
WCPS and Antietam Broadband are equally invested in helping students develop further by providing Internet services for student development needs in homes where it may not be currently available. To qualify for the program, families must reside within Antietam Broadband's service area, have a student residing in the home who attends Washington County Public Schools, and have not had Internet service with Antietam within the past six months. 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.
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.
|American Heart Association Walk||Holly Place - Dance Like No One is Watching|
|Antietam Exchange Club||Hollyfest|
|Aspiring to Serve||Hospice - Doey's House|
|Augustoberfest||Hub City Raven's Roost|
|B'nai Abraham||Leadership Washington County Scholarship|
|Barbara Ingram School for the Arts||Little League|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters||Make A Wish|
|Blues Fest||Maryland Symphony Orchestra|
|Boys & Girls Club||MD Food Bank|
|Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley||Meritus Medical Center/Foundation Capital Campaign|
|CASA||Oak Hill House Wish Tree|
|Casual Day - various revolving recipients||Olive Tree|
|Cedar Ridge Children's Home||Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention|
|Children's Village||St. Maria Goretti High School|
|Community Free Clinic||Salute Military|
|Cystic Fibrosis Foundation||Salvation Army Capital Campaign|
|Gigabit City||Star Community|
|Greenfest (Boonsboro)||Television coverage of high school sports, graduations, Mummers' Parade, Showcase of Bands, etc.|
|Hagerstown Community College||Toys for Tots|
|Hagerstown Community Concert Series||University of Maryland Foundation|
|Hagerstown Convoy of Hope||Washington County BOE - discounted Internet for students and families|
|Hagerstown Ghost Tour||Washington County Cares|
|Hagerstown International Association of Firefighters||Washington County Chamber of Commerce|
|Hagerstown Police Athletic League||Washington County Fire & Rescue Association|
|Hagerstown Police Officer's Union||Washington County Free Library Capital Campaign|
|Hagerstown Rotary||Washington County Humane Society|
|Hagerstown Suns||Washington County Museum of Fine Art - Public School Art Program|
|Harvest Hoedown||West Hagerstown Lions Club|
|Hispanic Association of Hagerstown||WiFi Community Hot Spots (during events, for pop-up shops, etc.)|
|Williamsport Bike Night|