- The number of women on corporate boards in Maryland increased last year, and for the first time, all businesses that joined the state's publicly traded companies had at least one woman board member, Network 2000 said in a report released Wednesday.
- Hundreds of miles of new fiber optic cable are lighting 21st-century ambitions across Maryland: Economic development officials imagine businesses opening or expanding thanks to more robust Internet connections. School administrators envision students using more electronic resources. Some folks just look forward to dumping their dial-up modems.
- Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, joined by U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, announced Monday morning that the state¿s 4,200-square-mile intercounty broadband network is complete.
- Charles Pomeroy Ives III, a state of Maryland telecommunications worker who immersed himself in history causes from North Point to Carroll County, died in his sleep of a circulatory illness Oct. 20 at his Stoneleigh home. He was 63.