Continue to register and help us map out the areas we need to serve, as we begin to deploy broadband to the Eastern Shore.
Legislation passed the Maryland General Assembly in March 2020, allowing Choptank Electric Cooperative to become Member Regulated and to start our broadband business.
On August 13, 2020, the membership voted overwhelmingly in favor of broadband and Member Regulation.
Since then, Choptank has created Choptank Fiber, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cooperative, to operate the broadband business.
We are working on the business plan, reviewing our existing fiber infrastructure (smart grid), and developing the technical specs necessary to begin broadband service for members. We are also putting together financing – considering investments, loans, and grants from local, state, and federal government sources.