June 9, 1995
The confusion of City Council President Mary Pat Clarke about how to increase cable television competition is indefensible but understandable. The development of technology has been so rapid in recent years that the very nature of the cable industry has changed. With wired and wireless telephone companies poised to become program distributors, cable television faces intense competition from all directions.None of this was predictable in the 1960s and 1970s, when what had started as community antenna television in Pennsylvania mountain hamlets to pull in faraway stations was introduced as an alternative for regular television broadcasting.
May 27, 2010
A proposal to tax cable television in Baltimore has been yanked by its sponsor after city attorneys determined that federal law would prohibit such a fee. Councilman James B. Kraft said he decided to shelve the bill and cancel a Thursday afternoon hearing after the city solicitor's office ruled that the city does not have the authority to impose the $4 monthly telecommunications tax on cable service. Kraft had estimated that the tax could generate as much as $10 million in revenue.
December 5, 2012
So patent application stories are always a bit dicey, no one knows if the company is actually going to follow through. But occasionally something so creepy comes along that the usual patent application caveats are thrown out the window. Verizon has filed a patent to that takes the tech behind the Xbox Kinect and others like it a skeevy step further. Instead of helping you rock out to that Zumba routine, the cameras and mics connected to this invention could record could what's happening in a living room and program ads accordingly.
December 2, 1997
If you are a TCI Cable customer in Baltimore City who was confused when you turned on your television yesterday morning, you're not alone.As of yesterday, TCI has rearranged its channels. No channels have been removed, however, said TCI customer service representative Dana Holt.The change is a step toward eliminating cable boxes and creating cable-ready television, Holt said.TCI customers were alerted to the changes through television commercials and inserts in their November cable bills, Holt said.
April 4, 2005
ON March 29, 2005, ALBERT R. CABLE, age 97, a WWII Veteran, beloved husband of the late Louise E. (nee Rost) Cable; uncle of Dolores Voosen of Canoga Park, CA, Gerard Wicklin of Maitland, FL, and Eugene Wicklin of Baltimore, MD. Friends may call at the family owned LEONARD J. RUCK INC., FUNERAL HOME, 5305 Harford Rd (at Echodale) Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., where Funeral Services will be held Tuesday at 10 A.M. Interment Druid Ridge Cemetery.
July 27, 1994
THE INFORMATION superhighway may be the next objective in American technology, but the first major milestone in that long road was even harder to accomplish -- namely, the trans-Atlantic cable, successfully completed 128 years ago today.Perhaps no technological triumph contributed as much to the easing of diplomatic relations as well as the bridging of the North American and European continents.Unlike the cable between Britain and France, completed in 1845, the trans-Atlantic line illustrated innumerable snafus before its completion; most of all, it illustrated the cooperation of governments and businessmen on both sides of the Atlantic.