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Westminster’s Fiber Project Drawing Business from New York City to Maryland

| Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 18, 2014 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/westminsters-fiber-project-drawing-business-from-new-york-city-to-maryland/

Westminster’s FTTP pilot project continues to blossom. We recently heard from Dr. Robert Wack, one of the local leaders of the project.

Engineering, the first phase, is almost completed with bids for construction soon to be solicited. 

Even before any fiber is in the ground, Westminster is feeling the positive economic development effects from the network. According to Dr. Wack, Carlisle Etcetera, a women’s fashion clothing  company, will be relocating from New York City to Westminster. Carlisle will bring its distribution and data centers because it will have access to the next generation fiber network.

The local Industrial Development Authority is an official supporter of the project and will contribute local funds for capital costs.