Baltimore City Council President on the digital divide

Posted at 10:44 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 22:44:44-04

BALTIMORE — A meeting was held Thursday to discuss internet access for Baltimore City students.

This comes as kids get ready for a virtual start to the school year.

WMAR-2 News spoke to City Council President Brandon Scott about what is needed to help close the digital divide.

"This is a city that is going to have to start doing the work of creating municipal broadbands so that our young people not only have the laptops, but the access necessary so that they can compete in the education world that is changing."

Councilman Zeke Cohen is chairing the Online Education and Youth Committee hearing.

Dr. Sonja Santelises, CEO, of Baltimore City Public Schools, students, parents, teachers and Comcast officials are also expected to testify.