| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:31 AM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:47 AM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:07 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:53 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 12:10 PM
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| May 17, 2014
| 12:14 PM
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...
| May 18, 2014
| 5:51 AM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:48 PM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:13 PM
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.