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Rep. Doyle touts pandemic relief funding to boost broadband access

Americans who can’t afford to pay for internet access, or who live in rural parts of the country without broadband infrastructure, could get help from Congress’s next pandemic relief package.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

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COVID relief brings more broadband funding to Pa., but it’s ‘tip of the iceberg’ of what’s needed

The latest coronavirus relief bill included $7 billion to expand broadband internet access, and Pennsylvania is expected to get $850 million, according to Gov. Tom Wolf’s office.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

CARES Act funding helps some Pa. counties improve broadband access, but some find it limiting

In Huntingdon County, more than $1 million has been allocated for two projects to expand high speed internet options.
By Min Xian/WPSU

Amid online-only school schedule, Reading petition calls for free WiFi

Students in the Reading School District are slated to take classes fully online during the first quarter of the school year. The decision has heightened the question of  how to ensure they have access to internet.

By Alanna Elder

This rag-tag group of DIYers has an answer for rural Pa.’s internet problem

Companies have long complained that providing service to rural areas is a money-losing business. Ken Diven said he spent years fighting for broadband internet access, but state and federal representatives have offered very little help.

By Min Xian/WPSU

Broadband companies say 5G will change the world. Will it?

On a technical level, 5G breaks up a large cellular network into smaller sites that allow for more capacity. However, this will likely be noticeable only for customers in urban environments.

By Kathleen Davis/WESA