Technology & Utilities

As the result of the Rural Broadband Initiative, the southern quadrant of Queen Anne’s County will soon be able to access broadband as a result of the installation of that portion of the main trunk line of fiber optic cable that connects the western shore to Wallops Island, VA. Scheduled to be online by the end of 2008, this portion of the main trunk extends along U.S. Route 50 from the Bay Bridge to the county line, and will provide access to broadband service to Chesapeake College as well as members of the Maryland Broadband Cooperative, such as Atlantic Broadband and Verizon, who will utilize the service to deliver last mile broadband service to the end consumer.

The 2nd phase of the Initiative will extend this trunk line north along MD Route 213 to the Chester River. Future phases of this project, once executed, will allow the County’s users access to significant bandwidths.

Utilities
  • Local and long distance telecommunications carriers include:
    • AT&T
    • MCI
    • Sprint
    • Verizon
    • Numerous Others
  • Electricity is provided by Delmarva Power or Choptank Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Public water and sewer infrastructure is available in certain areas throughout the County from either the County or incorporated municipalities. For more specific information, please contact us at 410-604-2100.