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Baltimore County offering six months of Internet access for low-income residents

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In response to the increased need for access to high-speed internet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has taken steps to expand access across the County. “With our children learning remotely, many people working from home, and critical services like medical appointments moving online, we have been reminded of our responsibility to ensure …


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Harford County expands free outdoor public WiFi program to include Fallston

FALLSTON, MD—Harford County residents can get free Internet access from the parking lots at five county buildings where public Wi-Fi has been expanded. County government expanded the service in response to the statewide shutdown of businesses, schools and other public facilities due to COVID-19. Although county buildings remain generally closed to the public, the Harford County Office of Information & …


Attorney General Frosh urges telecommunication companies to keep Marylanders connected during pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a coalition of 27 attorneys general urging the telecommunications industry to strengthen commitments to protect consumers struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to call upon the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support additional efforts to reduce the economic burden to those customers. “Access to the internet …

Baltimore County to offer exterior WiFi at select library branch locations

TOWSON, MD—As Baltimore County continues to identify ways to assist residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced new exterior WiFi resources at Baltimore County Public Library branches to support students and other residents without high-speed internet access. “This crisis has upended life in countless ways, and it requires us to find creative solutions to the …