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Samara cautions against network overbuilding

Before a Senate/House joint committee hearing, PTA President Steve Samara cautioned against repeating mistakes of earlier federally funded broadband programs, including overbuilding of broadband networks.

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With no negative votes, House approves rural broadband legislation

The state House sent the Senate HB 1658, which broadens the current ability of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to move public utility infrastructure, and enter into cost sharing agreements with rural landline telcos during road and bridge projects.

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ILECs urge chairs of Senate Communications & Technology to move dereg legislation

Dear Chairs Phillips-Hill and Kane: On behalf of all of Pennsylvania’s incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), we respectfully ask you to consider reporting Senate Bill 341 out of the Senate Communications & Technology Committee as soon as possible. This legislation modernizes the telecommunications sections of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Code and removes some of the […]

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