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WMAR: Students Petition Comcast, Asking for Better Internet Service During COVID-19 Pandemic

On Tuesday, students with SOMOS (Students Organizing a Multicultural Open Society) held a press conference outside Baltimore City Hall asking Comcast to help close the digital divide.

Despite the work of Comcast’s Internet Essentials to connect low-income families, the group said students who are learning remotely lack the internet quality to participate in learning from home.

Spanish teach Franca Muller Paz told WMAR-2 News, “Students sometimes login for a couple of seconds. It seems their signal isn’t stable enough to keep them online. It’s constantly coming in and out so they’re constantly coming in and out.”

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