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WBAL: Baltimore City Students Call on Comcast to Provide Free Internet Through Fall

“Baltimore City has been playing catch-up for some time, but that has not stopped students, teachers and politicians from trying to change the outcomes.

A little more than 40% of Baltimore City residents don’t have broadband internet access, according to a national survey. That, in part, has led a group called Students Organizing a Multi-Cultural and Open Society to speak out.

“Every morning, our family has to decide who has priority to use internet — my parents who need to work and provide for our family or me and my sisters who need to pass our classes,” said Kimberly Vasquez, a student at Baltimore City College.

Students want Comcast to extend free internet and hotspot service and increase upload speeds this summer and into the start of the new school year.”

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