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Saturday, December 05, 2015

The awesome Theresa and Tom Bethune take a minute to answer a few questions about Freedom Broadband

The awesome Theresa and Tom Bethune take a minute
to answer a few questions about Freedom Broadband
at the 62nd St John ‪#Christmas Bazaar
43 Monroe St Westminster 8am-4pm Dec. 5, 2015

Freedom Broadband Overview and History

Freedom Broadband began as Freedom Wireless Broadband in January of 2007 to provide cost effective Internet service to under-served areas in Carroll County.  The company started with a location in Eldersburg, MD and a communications tower in Hampstead, MD, and grew by leveraging grain elevators, silos and homes to reach locations not served by wired providers available at that time.

From 2007 until February of 2015, the company expanded service to Manchester, Mt. Airy, Gamber, Woodbine, and Hampstead, adding (4) major communications towers, (4) municipal water towers, and numerous grain elevators, silos and roof mounted access points  serving approximately 185 customers, including 48 farms and commercial businesses.

In February of 2015, local resident Theresa Bethune purchased Freedom Wireless Broadband and renamed the company “Freedom Broadband.”  As a customer in an underserved part of Carroll County (ironically just 6 miles from Westminster, Hampstead and Manchester), Theresa realized how many areas of Carroll and the surrounding areas were left with few, if any viable broadband choices.  

As a mother to a 13 year old boy and wife of an Information technology professional, she also knew that life without broadband was not viable for most families.  The purchase enabled the business to fund major network upgrades, as well as to drive expansion into more areas throughout Carroll County and surrounding counties.

Since February, 2015, Freedom Broadband has doubled our available bandwidth and our customers send and receive more than 1 Terabyte (TB) of data per day (equal to  1,000 gigabytes-GB, or 1,000,000 megabytes-MB) to/from the Internet each day.  We have expanded capacity 400% at the Manchester Water Tower and Lippy Brothers towers, and added new locations to serve parts of Mayberry and the Jasontown/Uniontown Road areas.  We  have planned tower climbs to grow our service areas in Taneytown and Mt. Airy/Woodbine. 

Together with our sister company, InfoPathways, Freedom Broadband established a broadband connection to River Valley Ranch, and deployed wireless infrastructure to improve their communications both on and off the Ranch.  

We are proud to support 4H and the Community Media Center, and provided both wireless infrastructure and bandwidth to enable live streaming of 4H events.

Why do we do it?  Because we love Carroll County.  We enjoy the rolling countryside and beautiful farm lands.  We want to connect people to each other and the world at large, without forcing them to sacrifice their wooded retreats and family homesteads.  Every time we connect someone new, we feel an amazing sense of accomplishment.

Our customers are our neighbors and friends – people we see at our local Farmer’s markets, at school or on the athletic fields, at our local restaurants, businesses and events that make our community a great place to live and work.  

The awesome Theresa and Tom Bethune take a minute  to answer a few questions about Freedom Broadband

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