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.
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.
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.
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!
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||Salute Military|
|Gigabit City||Salvation Army Capital Campaign|
|Greenfest (Boonsboro)||Star Community|
|Hagerstown Community College||Television coverage of high school sports, graduations, Mummers' Parade, Showcase of Bands, etc.|
|Hagerstown Community Concert Series||Toys for Tots|
|Hagerstown Convoy of Hope||University of Maryland Foundation|
|Hagerstown Ghost Tour||Washington County BOE - discounted Internet for students and families|
|Hagerstown International Association of Firefighters||Washington County Cares|
|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|
|Hagerstown Washington County Chamber of Commerce||West Hagerstown Lions Club|
|Harvest Hoedown||WiFi Community Hot Spots (during events, for pop-up shops, etc.)|
|Hispanic Association of Hagerstown||Williamsport Bike Night|