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File #: 15-0263R    Version: 0 Name: Improving Broadband Internet Access in Baltimore
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/21/2015 In control: Judiciary and Legislative Investigations
On agenda: Final action: 3/7/2016
Enactment #:
Title: Improving Broadband Internet Access in Baltimore FOR the purpose of supporting efforts to improve access to broadband internet service in Baltimore, and calling for the development of City polices to advance these efforts as well as a comprehensive broadband development and implementation plan for Baltimore City.
Sponsors: Mary Pat Clarke, President Young, Brandon M. Scott, Eric T. Costello, Sharon Green Middleton, Bill Henry, Carl Stokes, James B. Kraft, Helen L. Holton, William "Pete" Welch, Rochelle Spector, Nick Mosby, Edward Reisinger, Robert Curran
Indexes: Baltimore City, Broadband Internet Access, Improving
Attachments: 1. 15-0263R~1st Reader, 2. Planning 15-0263R, 3. MOIT 15-0263R, 4. BCPSS 15-0263R, 5. Finance 15-0263R, 6. DOT 15-0263R, 7. DPW 15-0263R, 8. 15-0263R~2nd Reader, 9. 2nd Reader Amendment 15-0263R
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
3/7/20160 City Council Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/7/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/2/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/26/20160 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/20150 City Council President Refer to Mayor's Office of Information Technology  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/20150 City Council President Refer to Baltimore City Public School System  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/20150 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/20150 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Public Works  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/20150 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Transportation  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/24/20150 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Planning  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/20150 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/20150 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Clarke


A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
title
Improving Broadband Internet Access in Baltimore
FOR the purpose of supporting efforts to improve access to broadband internet service in Baltimore, and calling for the development of City polices to advance these efforts as well as a comprehensive broadband development and implementation plan for Baltimore City.
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Recitals

Internet access is essential to function in today?s society and the need to make use of it seems to increase every day. Internet access is necessary in almost all aspects of daily life including applying for a job, renewing a driver?s license, doing homework, or just being part of and actively participating in one?s community. In order to be effective, that access must occur at adequate speeds.

Faster bandwidths are also necessary for telemedicine, distance learning, public safety, and economic development. Increasingly, many work from home and also require higher bandwidths. Companies choose to locate in those communities with improved infrastructure and leave those with poor infrastructure.

Although Baltimore has always been a city that embraces innovation and understands the value of infrastructure, in regards to internet access we are in danger of falling behind. Within Baltimore, 20 to 40% of residents do not connect to the Internet at home through wired access. Regarding our schools and libra...

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