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  • Harford government buys fuel in bulk, pays average $3.20 per gallon

    Harford government buys fuel in bulk, pays average $3.20 per gallon
    Harford County residents would love to pay at the pump the price the county government agreed this week to pay for gas: $3.20 a gallon. The county government also approved doing what many residential customers already have done: phase out their land...
  • University of Maryland arena is rechristened Xfinity Center

    University of Maryland arena is rechristened Xfinity Center
    The University of Maryland's Comcast Center, home of the school's basketball teams, is being renamed the Xfinity Center at the request of the media and technology giant, which is eager to promote its "Xfinity" brand. Comcast has held naming rights...
  • Harford County government loses Internet service after Sunday's storm

    Harford County government loses Internet service after Sunday's storm
    Harford County government's Internet service was restored late Monday afternoon after not having web access or email for about 16 hours, an apparent casualty of the thunderstorms that swept through the area around midnight Sunday. The county website went...
  • Faster, cheaper, better broadband in Baltimore [Commentary]

    Faster, cheaper, better broadband in Baltimore [Commentary]
    There is a monopoly for fast Internet services in Baltimore City. As a consequence, a new Comcast customer can pay as much as $1,000 more over two years for standard "triple-play" service (telephone, Internet and cable television) than would a new...
  • Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]

    Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]
    The cable company is one entity everyone likes to hate. Perhaps this knee-jerk animosity is to blame for the rush to condemn Comcast's proposed $44 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Critics complain that combining the nation's two largest cable...
  • Marks questions Verizon over gaps in FiOS coverage in Towson

    Marks questions Verizon over gaps in FiOS coverage in Towson
    Although Verizon has installed FiOS — the high-speed fiber-optic cable connection — in a large part of Towson, the southern neighborhoods along York Road near the Baltimore City line, have not yet been connected to FiOS and David Marks, the...
  • Four Harford councilmen seeking re-election face varying degrees of opposition

    Four Harford councilmen seeking re-election face varying degrees of opposition
    The four members of the Harford County Council who are running for re-election this year face varying degrees of opposition to hold onto their seats that range from none, to very little, to some. With early voting getting under way Thursday for the June...
  • Life in the slow lane [Editorial]

    Life in the slow lane  [Editorial]
    One of the marvels of the Internet to date is that it's largely been a level playing field where there is equal access to all (at least those not blocked by oppressive governments), an arrangement that has not only encouraged innovation and investment but...
  • Marylanders will be able to text 911 within months, officials say

    Marylanders will be able to text 911 within months, officials say
    When you call 911, you want to speak with a dispatcher as soon as possible. But what if, at that moment or in general, you aren't able to speak at all? This past week marked a deadline for phone carriers to be able provide text-to-911 service in areas...
  • Attorney Cornell Brooks to lead NAACP

    Attorney Cornell Brooks to lead NAACP
    Cornell William Brooks, an attorney and minister from Northern Virginia, will lead the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization at a time when the NAACP is experiencing a resurgence in influence and recruitment but struggling with budget...
  • Fight for free, open Internet renewed as FCC considers new regulations

    Fight for free, open Internet renewed as FCC considers new regulations
    On one side are technologists, preaching that open access to unlimited Internet bandwidth is the bedrock of innovation for a 21st-century economy — and is under threat. On the other are telecommunications giants that say they are equally committed...
  • Harford's new HMAN fiber-optic network goes live

    Harford's new HMAN fiber-optic network goes live
    Harford County officials were all smiles as their fiber-optic system, designed to give every school, library, volunteer fire company, law enforcement and local government agency equal access to high-speed Internet, went live Thursday. The county...