Increase Workplace Productivity, Efficiency and Sales

Ideal for Web Hosting Services • Video Conferencing • Web and Software Developers Service Providers • Co-location Services • other High-bandwidth Users

For more information, send email to ICBNINFO@howardcountymd.gov or call 410-313-3500

Could your business compete better and grow if it had access to a high speed, high capacity fiber optic network? If so, explore the advantages of the ICBN!

The Inter-County Broadband Network (ICBN) was created to provide businesses, community institutions and residents throughout Maryland with access to affordable, accessible high-speed broadband. The ICBN spans 4,200 square miles across central Maryland, passing 71,000 businesses. Now it is available to businesses in Maple Lawn!

  • Internet Services from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth
  • Dedicated IP Addresses available
  • Dark Fiber leasing
  • WAN Services
    • E-Line: Point-to-Point  and Point-to- Multipoint configurations
    • E-LAN: Multipoint-to-Multipoint configuration
  • Fiber or Copper handoff available in office suite
  • Ciena Carrier Grade & Public Safety Grade fiber network
  • Ability to deliver fiber directly to your place of business
  • Add locations and scale bandwidth quickly and over same interface
  • Support multiple services from one interface
  • Protection from customer premise options available
  • Connectivity to Major Carrier Hotels in region
  • Geographic and Tier 1 ISP Provider Diversity
  • Over 200 miles of backbone fiber throughout
    Howard County
  • Customizable contracts: selection of services, terms and pricing
  • 24x7x365 NOC and Service Desk Support provided by Ciena
  • Fast Fault Recovery through redundant cores and distribution sites (normally less than 50 milliseconds)
  • Outside Fiber Optic Plant – 4-hour mean time to repair
  • Ciena’s SLA Portal Website for each account with historical data
    • Circuit throughput transmit/receive
    • Frame delay
    • Jitter