Those ugly nests of dormant and live cables and wires that hang over alleys in rowhouse neighborhoods are a blight on Baltimore, and it’s time to do something about them. Dozens of Baltimoreans have complained to me about them and shared photographs of the overhead tangles. Communications companies leave zombie wires hanging every time someone orders new cable or phone service, and there are undoubtedly wires left from the days of the old C&P Telephone Co., when everyone had a house phone.

It’s time to do something about it. As I reported in a recent column in The Baltimore Sun, Sen. Antonio Hayes and Del. Ben Brooks have stepped up to introduce bills in the General Assembly to require the communications companies to remove dead wires and untangle the messes you can see all over the city, from Irvington to Fells Point.

The legislators are looking for support. If you want to know more about the legislation and take action against the wires, please get in touch with:
Rahwa Andemichael
Chief of Staff
Office of Senator Antonio L. Hayes
Legislative District 40 – MD
11 Bladen Street, Room 222Annapolis, MD 21401
Mobile: 240-277-2588
randemichael@senate.state.md.us

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