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Columbia Association connects to ICBN
Columbia Association connects to ICBN

The Columbia Association, a large community-services organization that manages many of Columbia's amenities, became the latest private-sector entity to link into the Inter-County Broadband Network, a publicly funded Internet provider that took years and $160 million in state and federal funds to develop. The move, which was announced Monday at the Columbia Gym, is being touted by Columbia Association and Howard County officials as both a short- and long-term boon for both entities. By signing a five-year lease to use the network's recently laid, state-of-the-art fiber-optic cables, Columbia Association will see increases in Internet speeds – the current system operates at...