Hey Google: Watch this! Bring fiber to Baltimore!
Great YouTube appeal for Google broadband by Baltimore schools chief Andres Alonso. This is how you get these campaigns going. If you want to show the world's premier Web company you can use the Web, use the Web to ask for its business. Even better, get a top, nationally recognized leader to make a Web appeal. And do it now, in Internet time, not two weeks from now. In the video, Alonso speaks of the broadband access available to students in surrounding counties that Baltimore kids don't have.
Thus the digital divide is severe in Baltimore City, and through no choice of their own city schools, hardworking students, face an external barrier that sets them at a disadvantage to their more-wealthy peers. To my friends at Google: You have the opportunity to change this by investing in Baltimore City. You will have leveled the playing field, opened the door to opportunity and offered Baltimore City students access to the educational resources that will further support our work to close the achievement gap. We look forward to partnering with you.
Thanks to @bferguson for the pointer.