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ultraMontgomery is a broadband economic development program. ultraMontgomery supports cost-effective, competitive access to robust, reliable and secure broadband services and ultra-high speed networks for businesses throughout Montgomery County. ultraMontgomery also works to ensure all residents and business can participate in the digital economy.

Business tenants need connectivity from buildings to fiber in roads, to local data centers and network connection points, and to Ashburn VA data centers (through which 90 percent of East Coast Internet traffic flows). ultraMontgomery focuses on leasing spare County fiber capacity, creating public private partnerships, building fiber and conduit in new construction, and leveraging design guidelines.


Business Engagement

Business tenants frequently have 2 or more broadband service providers. Business tenants, managers, owners and developers benefit by having more information about availability of diverse fiber routes and service options, data center connectivity, and building design and connectivity best practices to get the best broadband connectivity within office spaces.


The Digital Economy

Work is needed to close the digital divide and ensure that all residents and businesses can fully participate in the digital economy. Technology can be used to increase entrepreneurship, small business success, virtual offices, remote work and learning, educational outcomes and parental engagement, independently living, reduction in social isolation, and civic engagement.lines.


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