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Gov. Tom Wolf urges Pennsylvanians to apply for federal internet assistance
Pa. could get $1 billion in federal money for broadband expansion, new maps will help decide where up it goes
As Pennsylvania prepares for an anticipated flood of federal funding to improve broadband access, the state must first resolve a basic and yet surprisingly thorny challenge: pinpointing where high-speed internet is still unavailable.
A fight over public records could threaten novel approach to broadband in rural Pennsylvania
Officials in the Southern Alleghenies region created the organization in part to sidestep an obscure provision in state law that puts roadblocks in the way of local governments trying to build their own broadband networks.
Pennsylvania’s definition of broadband hasn’t changed in nearly 20 years
Everyone in Pennsylvania has access to broadband according to the definition set by state lawmakers in the early 2000s.
Obscure state law could hold up broadband expansion
local communities that wanted to build their own broadband networks are facing another challenge – an obscure 2004 state law intended to keep publicly-owned telephone companies from competing with utilities.
An obscure provision in Pennsylvania law could create roadblocks to expanding the state’s high-speed internet
An obscure state law could blunt the impact of up to $1 billion in federal funding for Pennsylvania’s broadband expansion.
Pennsylvania takes first step to join federal government’s $45 billion “Internet for All” initiative
Under the initiative, three programs will spend $45 billion on building broadband infrastructure, reducing connection costs and promoting equitable access.