Sugarland Rural Broadband Project Updates

Sugarland Rural Broadband Project

Construction Complete
September 2020

Sugarland Project Construction has been completed. The completed areas are highlighted in green.
Sugarland Completed Project Map

Letter from Marjorie Williams, Broadband, Cable & Franchise Division Manager

SUGARLAND PROJECT COMPLETE

I am excited to announce that all areas that Comcast has acquired easements for have been COMPLETED and are serviceable! If you are interested in signing up for service or would just like further information you will contact Comcast Customer Service at 800-934-6489.

On a snowy night in March 2015 at a Broadband Community meeting at Poolesville Town Hall, this community project was formulated. Residents David Weitzer and Dennis Kamber helped the Office of Broadband Programs (OBP) and Comcast launch the Sugarland Project to expand broadband and cable TV to this area of Poolesville. Residents Ben Allnutt, Greg Grigorian, Tom Gutierrez and John Pentecost were invaluable to the fulfillment of this project. In addition countless hours were dedicated to this project by Catherine Matthews, Director, UpCounty Services Center and Jeremy Criss, Office of Agriculture. I truly couldn’t have done this project without them and many others.

Please be safe and stay healthy!!!

Margie

Phase II Construction Complete
April 2020

Sugarland Phase II Construction has been completed. The completed areas are highlighted in green.
Sugarland Phase II Map

Letter from Marjorie Williams, Broadband, Cable & Franchise Division Manager

Hello!

I hope you and your families are safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.

I am extremely excited to notify you that after many delays, the Comcast Cable TV & High Speed Broadband service will be available at your homes/businesses no later than April 24th and most likely sooner! I am attaching a map of the Sugarland project area. The areas highlighted in purple are the homes/businesses that will have service available as of April 24th or possibly sooner. I will send another email once the addresses are released and you can place an order for service with Comcast.

Once the addresses become serviceable, if you are interested in signing up for service or would just like further information you will contact Comcast Customer Service at 800-934-6489.

A big THANK YOU to Comcast, Jeremy Criss & Catherine Matthews and the Sugarland residents who have helped with this project since the inception!! I truly could not have done this without you!!! If there is anything I can help you with please let me know.

We still have a small area that is waiting for a PEPCO power supply to be installed on Montevideo Rd. so that the remaining addresses from Rocklands Winery to River Rd can obtain service. That work is in the process of being completed. We are hoping that portion will be serviceable within the next 60 days or sooner.

Please be safe and stay healthy!!!

Margie

Phase II Construction Set to Begin
June 17, 2019

The next phase of work will begin soon. This map outlines the planned work.
Sugarland Phase II Map

Inspector Paula Carney Checks Progress
October 31st, 2018

Cable Inspector Paula Carvey visited the project area and found that a substantial part of beginning phase seems to be close to completion. Comcast has run strands along the proposed route. These strands will provide support for the future Comcast cable connections. View a quick video here.

Work has Begun
Late October, 2018

Margie and Jordan paid a visit to watch as Comcast began the planning and plotting stage of their project to bring broadband connectivity to this portion of the Agricultural reserve. Note: Comcast chose a pilot area for the project based on proximity to their current infrastructure and approximately 100 homes that they could provide service to. Once the pilot is completed Comcast and the County will access the project and figure out the best way to move forward with additional areas.

Phase I
Begins October 15th

Phase I of the construction is scheduled to begin the week of October 15th. 
Phase I of the construction is highlighted in green. Future phases of the project will be added once the required easements are obtained.

Comcast Begins Cable Expansion Project in Agricultural Reserve
September 25, 2018

After an extended planning period, Comcast has begun a project to extend broadband and cable services into the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve within the community of Sugarland.

(pictured left) - Marjorie Williams, broadband, cable & franchise division manager, outlines some of the dynamics associated with expanding Comcast services to the area during a meeting hosted by Comcast and the Office of Cable in 2016 to gauge community support for the project.