September 4, 2012
Zayo Group announced Tuesday that it has acquired FiberGate Inc. and its network of fiber optic lines stretching from Northern Virginia to Baltimore. The $117 million purchase adds 399 new route miles and 130,000 fiber miles in the combined Washington, D.C./Baltimore metro areas to Zayo's network. FiberGate, based in Alexandria, Va., has been providing fiber optic services to the federal government, large enterprise and carrier customers for almost 17 years. "As a result of the acquisition, we will have one of the most comprehensive fiber networks in the D.C. area of any provider," said Dan Caruse, CEO of Colorado-based Zayo.
July 24, 2011
Michael K. Williams, who played one of the greatest villains in TV history on HBO's "The Wire," is joining the cast of NBC's "Community" for three episodes, according to Dan Harmon, executive producer of the NBC sitcom. Williams, who played stick-up man Omar Little in the Baltimore-based drama, will be cast as a biology professor in "Community," Harmon said. The producer added that he would like to use Williams in more episodes, but the actor is under contract to HBO's "Boardwalk Empire.
September 5, 2006
Today you'll notice the appearance of the new network MyNetworkTV in the daily TV grid. The network's two area affiliates, 20-WDCA and 24-WUTB, will broadcast new programming as well as shows that were featured on the former UPN network.
March 6, 2012
Apparently it is OK for Prince George's County Sen. Ulysses Currie to accept $250,000 from the grocery store chain Shoppers Food Warehouse, and nothing really happens to him if he fails to report it on his financial disclosure form. The FBI charged him with bribery, but the good ol' boys in Annapolis thought it was just five years of clerical oversight. This shows that we get what we deserve when we refuse to vote incompetent incumbents out of office. Dan Griffin, Perry Hall
April 14, 1994
Now cyberspace has its own mall.A Silicon Valley consortium has launched a computer network within the larger worldwide network known as the Internet, hoping to create a "virtual marketplace" where businesses can buy and sell in a secure, comfortable electronic environment.If it is successful, the CommerceNet trial project, announced Tuesday, could vastly expand the use of the Internet as a medium for business transactions. Eventually it could pave the way for computerized consumer shopping through the use of multimedia catalogs that could be updated instantly.
November 6, 2005
Four years ago, the CIA didn't have a network of black-hole prisons holding at least 100 people indefinitely. The agency and the U.S. government weren't putting America's allies in the awkward position of playing host to U.S. agents breaking international laws, such as those against holding prisoners without charges, without notice, without end. Now the spy agency has been outed as operator of a network of penal colonies, answerable to no one, and the...