Cecil County extends helping hand to districts lacking broadband
Northern Maryland communities lacking high-speed internet can now petition the Cecil County government to create a special taxation district to fund improvements.
The new law requires the support of two-thirds of property owners and approval of the County Council to create these voluntary districts.
“Having access to high speed internet service is vital in today’s world,” said Cecil County Executive Dr. Alan J. McCarthy. “The enactment of this legislation provides another mechanism for unserved residents and businesses to obtain service.”
This option is available throughout the entirety of Cecil County’s unincorporated area. Previous law limited special taxation district requests to property owners located within the growth areas as designated by the County’s Comprehensive Plan.
Delaware has also made an effort to increase internet speeds and bring broadband access to areas without service. DBT contributor Dan Linehan covered this progress back in March.