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.
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Everyone in Pennsylvania has access to broadband according to the definition set by state lawmakers in the early 2000s.
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.
Pennsylvania is in line for at least $100 million in federal money to expand broadband in the state. The authority that would be set up under the House-passed bill would consist of an 11-member board.