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STEVENSVILLE, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Maryland officials are announcing the completion of the One Maryland Broadband Network.

Gov. Martin O’Malley, Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman are making the announcement Tuesday at Kent Island High School.

The broadband network project connects more than 1,066 community anchor institutions. Those include schools, police facilities, libraries, colleges and universities with 1,321 new miles of fiber.

The project was largely funded by $115 million in federal grant funding received in September 2010. The OMBN has been a partnership among federal, state and local communities.

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