Rural broadband project breaks ground

Gov. Larry Hogan (R), center with arm extended, jokes at a ceremonial groundbreaking event Wednesday morning, April 28, at the Newburg fire station. The ThinkBig Networks’ project in the Nanjemoy and Cobb Neck areas includes laying 90 miles of fiber optic cable in five phases. Target completion date is August 2023. It will provide internet to 1,400-plus businesses and residences in rural areas in a public-private partnership.

Digging for internet