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  • Public emergency shelters stock with two weeks worth of survival items

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, March 21, 1963: Four designated public shelters were stocked 50 years ago with a two-week supply of survival items supplied by the civil defense director. Employees of Harford Memorial Hospital along...
  • Roland Park Civic League to hold public meeting about broadband

    Roland Park Civic League to hold public meeting about broadband
    The Roland Park Civic League has scheduled a public meeting March 14 to talk about options — or lack thereof — for broadband Internet connectivity in north Baltimore. "There is so little competition and we suffer in price because of that,"...
  • Trying to change minds in smart-meter debate

    Trying to change minds in smart-meter debate
    Concerns about utility smart meters are frequently dismissed as tinfoil-hat paranoia. But it's not so easy to dismiss Jonathan Libber. The Baltimore man delivers his arguments against the wireless devices in the calm manner of an attorney. He is, in...
  • Sinclair will buy four Cox Media TV stations for $99 million

    Sinclair will buy four Cox Media TV stations for $99 million
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has agreed to buy four small-market television stations owned by Cox Media Group for $99 million, the latest deal for Sinclair in a string of acquisitions over the past year and a half. The Hunt Valley TV station owner also...
  • Sinclair to acquire 18 TV stations for $370 million

    Sinclair to acquire 18 TV stations for $370 million
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s stock soared a day after it announced plans to buy 18 television stations owned by Barrington Broadcasting Group for $370 million. The Hunt Valley broadcaster's stock leapt 12.7 percent to end Friday at $15.88 a share....
  • WiFi for all

    WiFi for all
    The Internet could eventually be as ubiquitous as the air we breathe if the Federal Communications Commission moves forward with a plan to allow free access to an unused portion of the broadcast spectrum. The WiFi networks that would flourish on that...
  • Microsoft calls on U.S. FCC to approve AT&T's bid for DirecTV

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp urged the Federal Communications Commission to approve AT&T's Inc $48.5 billion bid for DirecTV, saying in a filing that the acquisition is crucial to expanding Americans' access to the internet. The letter, which...
  • FCC Defends Confidential Meetings As Part of Merger Reviews

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says that the commission has the legal standing to meet confidentially with potential critics of media mergers, after a report was published stating that companies have privately met with regulators who...
  • Advocates argue over future of net neutrality

    WASHINGTON Applying 20th-century laws to 21st-century technology is not the answer to protect the free Internet despite the overwhelming amount of public support for that approach, anti-regulation advocates told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday...
  • U.S. FCC chief presses experts on mobile 'net neutrality' rules

    U.S. FCC chief presses experts on mobile 'net neutrality' rules
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler urged consumer advocates and wireless industry representatives on Tuesday to address how wireless carriers might be allowed to "reasonably manage" their Internet networks....
  • Deluged with comments, U.S. FCC to continue 'net neutrality' outreach

    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Monday will formally stop accepting public comments on proposed new Internet traffic, or "net neutrality," rules but will continue reaching out to Americans as they review the...
  • Callers altering their IDs isn't illegal, but doing it to scam is

    WICHITA, Kan. The call was coming from inside the house sort of. When Karl Peterjohn's land line rang at his home Thursday morning, he got quite a surprise when he saw who was calling. His own name and phone number came up on his phone's caller ID, a...