City Council considers blocking any future sale of Baltimore's 700-mile underground conduit system

Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young is the lead sponsor on a bill filed yesterday that would seek a charter amendment in November 2020 to permanently revoke the authority of city officials to sell “Baltimore’s 700-mile, century-old underground conduit system, a move supporters say could encourage a public broadband system in the future.”

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