Local officials from across the country, including seven members of Baltimore City Council, have joined forces to lobby the Federal Communications Commission to improve access to internet service for communities of color and low-income areas. In a letter written this week by Democratic City Council members Zeke Cohen, Kristerfer Burnett and Ryan Dorsey, the coalition of which they are members asked the FCC to create a commission dedicated to addressing what’s called digital redlining. That’s when areas that are home to Black and brown families are excluded or priced out of quality internet service.
Baltimore City Council members urge FCC to strengthen regulation of internet service providers to improve students’ access
March 17, 2021