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:


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.

       

               

    

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.    

Click here to access the WCPS Discounted Internet Form


C-SPAN School Bus

On September 6th, 2016, the C-SPAN school bus visited Northern Middle School in Hagerstown. This was the result of a partnership between C-SPAN and Antietam Broadband, as well as the Washington County School District.

The C-SPAN bus travels the country to promote and enhance C-SPAN's extensive resources and public access to the political process.

Click here to learn more about the C-SPAN school bus


Western Maryland Blues Fest

Hagerstown's Western Maryland Blues Fest has just entered their 21st year, and with the sponsorship from Antietam Broadband, has been a huge event for Washington County for over two decades. Blues Fest gathers music enthusiasts to Hagerstown, MD, to enjoy a weekend full of good music, delicious food, and great fun. Antietam Broadband's involvement in this annual festival has contributed to many successful years of celebrating blues music!

Click here to access the Western Maryland Blues Fest webpage





   

   

    

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 VillageSalute Military
   Gigabit CitySalvation Army Capital Campaign
   Greenfest (Boonsboro)Star Community
   Hagerstown Community CollegeTelevision coverage of high school sports, graduations, Mummers' Parade, Showcase of Bands, etc.
   Hagerstown Community Concert SeriesToys for Tots
   Hagerstown Convoy of HopeUniversity of Maryland Foundation
   Hagerstown Ghost TourWashington County BOE - discounted Internet for students and families
   Hagerstown International Association of FirefightersWashington County Cares
   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
   Hagerstown Washington County Chamber of Commerce       West Hagerstown Lions Club
   Harvest HoedownWiFi Community Hot Spots (during events, for pop-up shops, etc.)
   Hispanic Association of HagerstownWilliamsport Bike Night