July 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Introduces New Online Survey Tool to Measure Your Internet Speed (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials want you to check your speed, not on the highway, but on the internet. It’s easy: just log on here and take the test. “It takes approximately two to four minutes to complete the survey and will help the County identify which general areas within the County may need improved services and […]

Read more

February 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Gaithersburg to Discuss Small Cell Antennas on Monday

The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council will meet Monday night to discuss small cell antennas, an issue that has residents up in arms about unsightly poles and equipment in their neighborhoods. The meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 31 S. Summit Ave. At the meeting, the Mayor and Council […]

Read more

January 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: FCC Extends Timeline for Public Comment, Berliner Asks Leggett for Input on Telecommunications Facilities

UPDATED The FCC has revised the deadline for public comments about small cell infrastructure until March 8, following a request by several national organizations. You can find more information about the timeline, here. ORIGINAL POST Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner has written a letter to County Executive Ike Leggett about telecommunications facilities. The letter […]

Read more

October 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council Schedules Oct. 26th Meeting on Small Cell Antennas and Poles

The Montgomery County Council is holding an informational forum on Oct. 26th from 7- 9 p.m. at Ridgeview Middle School to discuss a proposal that would allow for the installation of small cell antennas and poles in public rights-of-way. County officials say the meeting will provide an opportunity to learn about pending telecommunication tower applications […]

Read more

October 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg City Leaders to Meet in Executive Session on Monday

Gaithersburg city leaders are planning to meet behind closed doors on Monday evening at City Hall. According to a notice announcing the executive session, the elected leaders are expected to discuss the following three topics: the telecommunication regulations, the terms and conditions for an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Montgomery County regarding Gaithersburg’s stormwater fee, […]

Read more

September 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Announces New Tablet Program for Low Income Marylanders with Disabilities

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland Relay, a public service provided by the state to assist people who are unable to use a standard telephone to make and receive calls, is now accepting applications for no-cost tablets through the Maryland Accessible Telecommunications (MAT) program. The announcement coincided with the start of “Telecommunications for […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter