Participating. Giving. Volunteering.
Antietam Cable believes in supporting efforts that enhance the lives of those in our community. We partner with various community-based programs throughout Washington County, including our schools, cultural organizations, service groups, nonprofits, and athletics. Many of our employees participate in these efforts by volunteering with local organizations. We take pride in contributing to improving the quality of life for our neighbors both through our business offerings and our involvement in community enhancement.
Washington County Gigabit Project: Phase One
Making Hagerstown a Gigabit City:
Supporting Growth and Prosperity
Antietam Cable is making a $3 Million dollar private capital investment in downtown Hagerstown to build a one Gigabit Broadband Fiber-to-the-premises network to more than 5,000 homes and businesses in the Hagerstown City Center area. The project is actively underway and will be completed by the autumn of 2016. Brian Lynch, President of Antietam Cable said, "Investing in the City of Hagerstown is an investment in the overall economic health of Washington County as well. This investment purposely covers business and residential properties to allow for and foster both private and public revitalization and development interests in both segments. We look forward to leveraging this investment with the City to promote new business growth, speed development of those current businesses already invested in the downtown and to be another benefit in revitalizing the neighborhood fabric and overall home ownership adoption in the City." This investment makes Hagerstown the first privately funded Gigabit City in Maryland and is Phase One of a broader project. Antietam intends to expand its Gigabit Broadband Internet service to other parts of Washington County in the near future.
Discounted Broadband Internet for Eligible Washington County Public School Students and Families
Antietam Cable Television understands how critical broadband Internet access is to the learning and development of a student. That's why Antietam Cable has partnered with Washington County Public Schools to help up to 1,000 families get:
- High-speed Internet access for $15 per month guaranteed for up to two years
- FREE professional in-home installation
- First 250 families receive a FREE modem!
WCPS and Antietam Cable are equally invested in helping students develop further by providing Internet services for student development needs in homes where it may not be currently available. To qualify for the program, families must reside within Antietam Cable's service area, have a student residing in the home who attends Washington County Public Schools, and have not had Internet service with Antietam within the past year. Please download and fill out the form below, then return it to your child's teacher if you are interested in participating in this program.
C-SPAN School Bus
On September 6th, 2016, the C-SPAN school bus visited Northern Middle School in Hagerstown. This was the result of a partnership between C-SPAN and Antietam Cable, as well as the Washington County School District.
The C-SPAN bus travels the country to promote and enhance C-SPAN's extensive resources and public access to the political process.
Western Maryland Blues Fest
Hagerstown's Western Maryland Blues Fest has just entered their 21st year, and with the sponsorship from Antietam Cable, has been a huge event for Washington County for over two decades. Blues Fest gathers music enthusiasts to Hagerstown, MD, to enjoy a weekend full of good music, delicious food, and great fun. Antietam Cable's involvement in this annual festival has contributed to many successful years of celebrating blues music!
Antietam Cable and Lifetime's Stop Breast Cancer for Life Initiative
Antietam Cable has partnered with Lifetime on their Stop Breast Cancer For Life movement. Antietam provides Breast Cancer awareness PSA videos on their linked microsite, which allows the community to access information on this disease, and how to detect breast cancer during the earlier, more treatable stages. Washington County survivor stories are also featured on Antietam Cable's microsite.
|American Heart Association Walk||Holly Place - Dance Like No One is Watching|
|Antietam Exchange Club||Hollyfest|
|Aspiring to Serve||Hospice - Doey's House|
|Augustoberfest||Hub City Raven's Roost|
|B'nai Abraham||Leadership Washington County Scholarship|
|Barbara Ingram School for the Arts||Little League|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters||Make A Wish|
|Blues Fest||Maryland Symphony Orchestra|
|Boys & Girls Club||MD Food Bank|
|Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley||Meritus Medical Center/Foundation Capital Campaign|
|CASA||Oak Hill House Wish Tree|
|Casual Day - various revolving recipients||Olive Tree|
|Cedar Ridge Children's Home||Out of the Darkness - Suicide Prevention|
|Children's Village||Salute Military|
|Gigabit City||Salvation Army Capital Campaign|
|Greenfest (Boonsboro)||Star Community|
|Hagerstown Community College||Television coverage of high school sports, graduations, Mummers' Parade, Showcase of Bands, etc.|
|Hagerstown Community Concert Series||Toys for Tots|
|Hagerstown Convoy of Hope||University of Maryland Foundation|
|Hagerstown Ghost Tour||Washington County BOE - discounted Internet for students and families|
|Hagerstown International Association of Firefighters||Washington County Cares|
|Hagerstown Police Athletic League||Washington County Fire & Rescue Association|
|Hagerstown Police Officer's Union||Washington County Free Library Capital Campaign|
|Hagerstown Rotary||Washington County Humane Society|
|Hagerstown Suns||Washington County Museum of Fine Art - Public School Art Program|
|Hagerstown Washington County Chamber of Commerce||West Hagerstown Lions Club|
|Harvest Hoedown||WiFi Community Hot Spots (during events, for pop-up shops, etc.)|
|Hispanic Association of Hagerstown||Williamsport Bike Night|