Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

County Executive Olszewski announces over $2 million in grant awards to expand rural broadband access

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that Baltimore County will receive $2.25 million in grant awards from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and administered by the Governor’s Office of Rural Broadband to significantly expand access to rural broadband in Baltimore County. Baltimore County and Comcast are expected to expand broadband access to nearly 900 residences …


Business, Education, Sci-Tech

Major internet outage hits northeast U.S., BCPS students affected

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A major internet outage left many East Coast users unable to access many online services on Tuesday. On Twitter, users reported being unable to access Google, Zoom, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, etc. All related Google products, including Google Meet and Gmail, were also down for residents in the northeastern U.S. Down Detector confirmed that Google, Verizon, Comcast, YouTube, Google Classroom, …


New state-of-the-art Xfinity Store by Comcast to open on THE AVENUE at White Marsh

WHITE MARSH, MD—A new state-of-the-art Xfinity Store by Comcast will soon be opening at THE AVENUE at White Marsh. Xfinity Stores by Comcast are stocked with their full product lineup, including Xfinity Mobile, so customers can try their services firsthand. Representatives at this new location will also be available to help with a variety of tasks, including: Advertisement Paying your …

Maryland Public Service Commission prohibits utility shut-offs through November 15, 2020

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Public Service Commission, in an emergency action, has prohibited residential utility service terminations through November 15, 2020. Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order prohibiting service terminations and late fees is set to expire on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The Commission, which on Monday concluded hearings to examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on customers and utility finances, …

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 …

Comcast Announces COVID-19 Response: Opens Xfinity WiFi Network Nationally for Free, Offers Free Unlimited Data

BALTIMORE, MD—On the heels of offering new, low-income Internet Essentials customers two months of free internet and raising the speed of that program’s service to 25/3 Mbps, Comcast on Friday announced additional steps to help ensure people stay connected to the Internet as more schools suspend classes and companies encourage employees to work from home due to coronavirus. “During this …

Ravens caravan to visit Xfinity Store in White Marsh on Friday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Attention, Ravens Flock! The Baltimore Ravens’ caravan will be making stop in White Marsh this (Purple) Friday. The event will take place from 10:30–11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Xfinity Store in White Marsh. Ravens fans will be able to take photos with Poe & the cheerleaders, grab a free remote wrap, and enter to win signed merchandise. There will …

Parkville High, Eastern Tech students receive scholarships from Comcast

TOWSON, MD – Six Baltimore County Public Schools seniors were awarded $2,500 Leaders and Achievers® Scholarships from the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation. One of them, Shane Shakoor, a student at Loch Raven High School, was selected to receive an additional $7,500 Comcast Founders Scholarship. The other five BCPS students earning Leaders and Achievers® Scholarships are: Fopefoluwa Atanda, Milford Mill Academy Heather …