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State lawmakers advance plan to boost broadband internet expansion

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.

By The Associated Press

New federal infrastructure funds would go toward helping Pa. communities with poor internet access

Nearly 400,000 Pennsylvanians do not have access to high-speed internet.
By Gabriela Martínez

Appalachian Commission distributes $46 million for projects — including more than $8 Million for Pa.

Pennsylvania has 52 counties considered part of the Appalachia region – including Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, and Union.
By The Associated Press

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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

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