Antietam Broadband commits technology to Habitat for Humanity of Washington County
For the next five years, Washington County residents who earn and purchase a new home from Habitat for Humanity will receive high-speed broadband internet access, compliments of Antietam Broadband. New Habitat for Humanity residents will receive one year of free Antietam Broadband services. “Antietam Broadband has long supported Habitat for Humanity”, said Brian Lynch President, Antietam Broadband. “Using our resources, we saw an opportunity to expand that commitment so families can participate in the digital economy. We hope this also improves each family’s successful transition to homeownership.”
“The partnership between Antietam Cable and Habitat for Humanity ensures that the families we serve have access to the technology that will provide opportunities for their future”, said Joyce A. Heptner, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. Antietam Broadband’s commitment to Habitat for Humanity starts with the two most recent homes completed this fall which now have active services. Over the course of the next five years, Antietam will install and activate broadband in all homes completed by Habitat. Antietam will provide modem and Wi-Fi services free in addition to the Broadband service. Habitat for Humanity of Washington County, MD strives to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat partners work with community volunteers to construct affordable homes, which are sold to qualified families through a no-interest loan. Habitat houses are sold for their appraised price, with the actual dollar amount varying.
- Homeowners make a down payment and receive a mortgage that can range in length from 20 to 30 years.
- Payments include mortgage principal, real estate taxes and insurance.
- Homeowner’s payments are reinvested to build or rehabilitate houses for future Habitat families.
Everyone can help families achieve stability and self-reliance to build better lives for themselves by supporting Habitat for Humanity. You can help with financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing.
About Antietam Broadband
Antietam Broadband was founded in 1966 and was purchased by Schurz Communications, Inc. in 1968. It is a full-service telecommunications company offering a complete range of residential and business-class technology solutions including digital television, high-speed Internet and digital phone services in Washington County, MD. Antietam introduced Flight Gigabit Internet service in 2016 and made Hagerstown the 75th gigabit city in the USA. The company is focused on enhancing the lives of its customers by providing the latest telecommunication services and maintaining the highest standards of excellence in customer care and world class technical service.
Habitat has built, renovated, and sold 54 homes in Washington County since its founding in 1994. Of those 54 homeowners, 11 home mortgages have been paid off and Habitat has never had a foreclosure. Thousands of volunteers have come together over the past 24 years to build these houses and provide homes for Washington County 65 adults and 112 children.