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State lawmakers look to plug-in disconnected Marylanders

January 31, 2021

Maryland state lawmakers aim to amend inequities in broadband internet access that the coronavirus pandemic has accentuated. “There’s a great deal of urgency now,” said Sen. Sarah Elfreth, D–Anne Arundel, the Senate sponsor for one of two related bills presented Tuesday to a House of Delegates committee. Broadband provides the high-speed internet access needed for online school, teleworking, telehealth appointments, access to court proceedings and, increasingly, social interaction.

Article Source: WTOP

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