New Johns Hopkins Report Lays Out Plan To Lead Baltimore On Path To 'Digital Equity' With the sudden boom of online learning, remote work and telehealth visits, the need for reliable internet access is stronger than ever. 
Baltimore County Offers Free Internet To Low-Income Residents For 6 Months, Expands Wi-Fi Access At BCPL LocationsBaltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski took steps this week to expand internet access across the county. 
Cecil County Public Schools Installs External Wireless Antennas For Families To Access Internet In School, Library Parking LotsCecil County Public Schools is working to help families as they prepare for remote learning in the fall.
Gov. Hogan Announces $10M In Grants To Expand Broadband Access For EducationGov. Larry Hogan announced $10 million in grant awards on Thursday to support expanded broadband access for education in Maryland. 
Harford County Expands Free Wi-Fi To Five County Parking LotsHarford County residents can now get free Internet access from the parking lots at five county buildings, where public WI-Fi has been expanded during the coronavirus pandemic. 
Coronavirus Resources: Harford County Public Library Receives State Grant To Expand Wi-FiWi-Fi will be expanded by approximately 300 feet at each of the libraries in Harford County and the library estimates the extended Wi-Fi will be available by early June. 
Coronavirus Latest: Gov. Larry Hogan Extends Payment Forgiveness For UtilitiesGov. Larry Hogan extended his executive order prohibiting utility companies from shutting off or charging late fees for residential services, including water, electricity, phone and internet.
Baltimore City Council Passes Bill To Expand Digital Access While Students Stuck At Home During Coronavirus PandemicThe council announced the passage of a bill allowing the city to give emergency funding to expand access to digital devices and the Internet. 
Settlement Requires 'Anti-Hate Training' For Internet TrollAn internet troll who harassed a black college student with racist messages on social media has agreed to a court settlement requiring him to get "anti-hate training," apologize in writing and on video and publicly renounce white supremacy.
Verizon Strike Possible As Contract Deadline LoomsVerizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.
Obama Unveils High-Speed Internet Help For Low-Income HomesCalling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.