Kent County Maryland | Fiber Infrastructure
Kent County, MD is on the verge of becoming a Gigabit County – offering not only the beauty of the Chester River and Chesapeake Bay, but the state of the art technology of over 110 miles of FIBER Infrastructure and Broadband Connectivity – a rare combination which allows for Technology based/requiring industry AND a living environment to attract top notch employees.
What Kent County Offers
Kent County is powered by two electric companies – Delmarva Power and Choptank Electric Cooperative. The existence of two providers not only affords redundancy but maintains an economic balance for subscribers in KW pricing.
Kent County has an abundance of incentives through its Commerce Zone Tax Credits, Job Creation Tax Credits, PACE Clean Energy benefits, and Loan Fund programs. The County Administration is eager to work with new and expanding businesses as they require permitting and approvals. The comprehensive plan of the County has established strategic locations for technological development while maintaining the rural flavor and integrity of the County. With the Kent FIBER Optic Systems FIBER ring – connectivity with redundancy are key components to making Kent County a desirable location for Data Centers.
A scenic peninsula, on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the County of Kent is less than a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Annapolis and Northern Virginia. Quaint waterfront towns, including Historic Chestertown, Rock Hall, Galena, Betterton and Millington, offer sunset cruise charters, small beaches, kayaking, fishing charters, boating, sailing, museums, theaters, art galleries, brick sidewalk shopping, antiquing, Farmers and Artisans market, local seafood, including the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab, Maryland’s second largest collection of 18th century structures and more.
Kent County features a border-to-border, open access fiber optic network with high capacity connectivity to Ashburn, VA and Virginia Beach. There are large industrial zones with railway access and multiple power sources within 90 minutes of 3 international airports and 3 major seaports. There are 17 million people living within 100 miles, providing access to large talent pools and potential customers. Kent County’s rural setting with both the Chester River and Chesapeake Bay waterways offers excellence in quality of life AND FIBER Optic connectivity! Learn More About Kent County Economic Development
KentFOS is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.