Frequently Asked Questions
Is there really a need for internet services on the Eastern Shore?
In Maryland, 36% of residents lack internet service that meets FCC standards — most are in rural areas, like the Eastern Shore.
How does the lack of internet service availability affect Co-op members?
According to the FCC, it is estimated that at least 6.3 million households in electric co-op service areas lack high-speed internet access. New research shows that a lack of rural broadband to those unserved co-op households leads to $68 billion in lost economic value over 20 years.
How could broadband benefit Choptank Electric members?
Benefits to co-op areas include improved health care, online learning opportunities, increased productivity for local businesses, higher housing values, and consumer savings through access to more products from competitive online sellers.