Maryland General Assembly addresses state broadband and transportation needs

Maryland Broadband & Transportation needs
The GBC supported many of the bills as they increase the ability of Maryland residents to fully participate in education, employment and training opportunities, which will improve the overall economy of the Greater Baltimore region and address racial and social disparities.   

Gov. Hogan, Senate President Ferguson & Speaker Jones announce bipartisan COVID-19 relief plan

COVID-19 updates
$1.1 billion will go toward replenishing the state's unemployment insurance trust fund, keeping it solvent and stabilizing unemployment insurance rates for at least the next two calendar years.

BBJ: Digital divide holding back business in Maryland, leaders say

The bill in the Department of Housing and Community Development which would be responsible for creating and implementing a statewide plan to ensure all residents have the ability to connect to reliable broadband internet by the end of 2029.

TEDCO’s Seed Fund Invests $200K in NewConnect, LLC

TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced April 29 that NewConnect, LLC, a Bethesda-based provider of high speed internet access to commercial buildings and enterprises, received a $200,000 investment from its Seed Fund.   

Comcast announces comprehensive COVID-19 response to help keep Americans connected to the Internet

Comcast announced enhancements to its Internet Essentials program to support families in response to the coronavirus.  As schools suspend classes and companies encourage employees to work from home, the company announced additional measures to help ensure people stay connected to the Internet.