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The federal infrastructure bill is putting $65 billion toward broadband. Here’s how it might help cities

Dec. 1, 2021 10:00 am

The federal infrastructure bill is putting $65 billion toward broadband. Here’s how it might help cities

Leaders working to expand internet access in Baltimore discuss the implications of a new package of federal broadband funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Baltimore City will invest $35M in broadband infrastructure, including public Wi-Fi hotspots

Nov. 30, 2021 5:59 pm

Baltimore City will invest $35M in broadband infrastructure, including public Wi-Fi hotspots

With funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the City will extend fiber to rec centers, and install Wi-Fi hotspots in West Baltimore neighborhoods.
Baltimore tech entrepreneur Mike Rosenbaum exits Maryland governor’s race

Nov. 30, 2021 11:46 am

Baltimore tech entrepreneur Mike Rosenbaum exits Maryland governor’s race

The Catalyte founder said he plans to return to the private sector. "I have concluded that a campaign for governor is not the most effective way forward in achieving the kind of change I believe is necessary for Maryland to thrive," he wrote.
Baltimore City’s telecommunications department is replacing ‘ghost’ phone lines as it makes tech upgrades

Nov. 29, 2021 11:11 am

Baltimore City’s telecommunications department is replacing ‘ghost’ phone lines as it makes tech upgrades

The project saved the City $2.4 million, according to the City Comptroller's office. The five-year phone modernization project is nearing an end, and the new function of the Department of Telecommunications in maintaining that network is set to begin.
Report: Baltimore leaders have 150 recommendations to grow an ‘equitech’ city

Nov. 22, 2021 4:36 pm

Report: Baltimore leaders have 150 recommendations to grow an ‘equitech’ city

A report from UpSurge Baltimore, titled Equitech 2030, lays out recommendations from more than 200 community leaders for growing an inclusive innovation economy.
The metaverse is a distraction

Nov. 17, 2021 11:45 am

The metaverse is a distraction

In an op-ed, Yair Flicker writes on what's behind Facebook's rebrand to Meta, and what Maryland should do about it.
Gov. Hogan names Maryland’s first-ever data, privacy chiefs

Nov. 10, 2021 5:08 pm

Gov. Hogan names Maryland’s first-ever data, privacy chiefs

Laura Gomez-Martin will serve as chief privacy officer, while Patrick McLoughlin will serve as chief data officer. Both bring experience from inside the state's information technology department.
Why Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby met with local CEOs to talk tech growth

Nov. 9, 2021 5:33 pm

Why Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby met with local CEOs to talk tech growth

Entrepreneurs meet city government: "I think it's critically important for us to connect with them," Mosby said.
Maryland gubernatorial candidate Mike Rosenbaum wants state government to supercharge career training

Nov. 8, 2021 4:55 pm

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Mike Rosenbaum wants state government to supercharge career training

The entrepreneur wants to fund skills training and support for residents looking to transition into careers like tech, healthcare, manufacturing and trades. "We have the resources already in the state budget," he said.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library wants to use American Rescue Plan Act funds to advance digital equity

Nov. 3, 2021 2:27 pm

The Enoch Pratt Free Library wants to use American Rescue Plan Act funds to advance digital equity

With a $6.3 million proposal for federal relief funds, the city public library system wants to add digital navigators, teen tech centers and extended public Wi-Fi. Here's a look at the highlights.

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