| May 22, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Verizon Communications announced this week that its expanded Fios DVR television service is now available in the Baltimore region.
The Quantum TV set top box can record six or 12 programs at once, depending on the customer's service plan, said Harry J....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Comcast announced this week that it increased the speeds of its Internet services for many customers in the Northeast, including in Baltimore.
A mid-range plan called "Blast" now has a top download speed of 105 Mbps, which is more than double the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:05 AM
When Pete Piringer was hired as Laurel's director of communications in November 2012, Mayor Craig Moe emphasized that the city's community outreach efforts needed a lift.
"I heard him loud and clear when I took the job that there was disconnect" in...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Some businesses in the Bel Air area had problems with AT&T service throughout the day Tuesday because of a cut cable, the communications company said.
Several merchants along Main Street were having difficulties processing payments.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Annapolis city council meetings are now being streamed online on the city's website.
The website will include live broadcasts of city council meetings as well as archived videos of past meetings.
The videos will have time stamps to allow viewers to...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:09 AM
As parents, we spend countless hours trying to keep our kids balanced, so that they get just the right mix of physical and mental stimulation. Sometimes that means limiting their computer and Internet time so they can play outdoors or focus on something...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner highlights the vast gap between the imagined world the broadband industry's critics and the real world in which these companies must compete.
For years, the critics have advocated forcing companies...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:59 PM
With the eighth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team set to make its final appearance in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, coach Brenda Frese has been educating her team about the program's storied history in the event, including a record 10...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:50 PM
I have been writing a lot about Al Jazeera since the Qatar-based news operation bought Al Gore's wreck of a channel in January to gain access to some 50 million U.S. homes.
When the purchase was made, I'm the guy who wrote: "Why Al Jazeera's purchase of...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently spoke the plain truth: "You can't grow jobs with slow Internet."
This simple statement is the best explanation for why Baltimore is examining how it can use existing city assets and smart investments...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Martin Bashir, the embattled MSNBC show host who on Nov. 15 urged a crude and graphic form of punishment for Sarah Palin, resigned from the channel Wednesday.
MSNBC could afford to do nothing less than force Bashir out in the wake of his hateful speech....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:19 PM
There was lots of mail on the Fox telecast of the Ravens' epic win Sunday over the Vikings.
In the interest of getting more reader reaction into this post, I'll keep my words to a minimum. I'll try anyway. I've noticed the "Z responds" part is sometimes...