rural-broadband

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Wolf: Pa. counties, cities to benefit from $14.2M in CARES Act grant money | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 15, 2022

Projects ranging from broadband expansion in Fayette County to housing rehab in Lawrence County will benefit from the cash.

General Assembly sends Wolf bill creating new Pa. broadband authority

BY: - December 15, 2021

Areas that receive the funding must have download speeds of less than 100 megabits per- second, and upload speeds of 20 megabits per-second — a new, high standard championed by lawmakers in Washington D.C.

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Report: States, incl. Pa., take varied approaches to broadband funding | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 15, 2021

Most state broadband expansion programs emphasize unserved areas, but eligibility, funding requirements, and accountability measures vary, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Is your state ready to handle the influx of federal funds for expanding broadband? | Opinion

BY: - December 5, 2021

Digital equity means ensuring that every community has adequate access to the technologies and skills needed to fully participate in society.

New law could expand 5G’s reach in Pa.

BY: - July 6, 2021

At least 25 states have approved legislation smoothing a path for 5G technology, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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SWPA lawmaker’s bill would create new Pa. broadband authority, expand access | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 1, 2021

With millions of Pa. residents working and learning from home 'all Pennsylvanians need affordable access to high-speed broadband internet,' Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Fayette, says.

FCC broadband program brings SpaceX, other telecommunications companies to Pa.

BY: - December 9, 2020

The auction, part of the first phase of the project, allocated $9.2 billion to telecommunications companies in 49 states and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Pennsylvania got $104M from the feds to expand internet access to students. Much of it is still unspent 

BY: - August 5, 2020

With the start of classes weeks away, the Wolf administration can't say when they'll spend the money or how they'll dole it out.

‘When can we open up?’: At town hall, Pa.’s Casey finds constituents weary of lockdown life

BY: - April 16, 2020

His name was Jared. He was a small business owner. And on Thursday night, he had just one question for U.S. Sen. Bob Casey: When would the government let him go back to work? “My business was forcibly closed … and my only help is coming through a loan,” said the businessman, who was one […]