Loveland, Fry picked to head broadband task force

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Tom Loveland (co-founder of Center Maryland) and Donald C. Fry (Center Maryland's regular Friday columnist) have been picked by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to be co-chairmen of the new Baltimore Broadband Task Force.

The mayor's office says the task force's charge is "to identify challenges and recommend strategies to increase broadband deployment and adoption in Baltimore City."

Loveland, who is CEO of Mind Over machines and also serves as Baltimore's volunteer "Google Czar," and Fry, who is president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, will coordinate with Google if the company picks Baltimore as one of its sites to build a high-speed fiber network -- or, if not, help work with other efforts to expand high-speed Internet access in the city.

Read more about the effort in the city's press release and in an article from the Baltimore Business Journal.

Watch a video of the announcement from the Daily Record here:

Mayor, city's 'Google czar' boast Baltimore for Google fiber from Maryland Daily Record on Vimeo.

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