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Rural phone carriers applaud Senate passage of legislation streamlining outdated regulations

Pennsylvania would take a big step forward in closing the urban/rural digital divide under legislation, SB 1112, approved this week by the Senate. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), would streamline decades-old regulations that do little more than divert potential private investment dollars from rural broadband deployment projects. Members of the PA Telephone […]

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Legislation would expand resources available for rural broadband investment

View Steven J. Samara’s article in the Centre Daily Times.

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Investing in Rural Broadband

October 22, 2020

A day after a stakeholder discussion on closing the digital divide, the full Senate approved legislation, SB 1112, that would eliminate outdated Public Utility Commission regulations that are inhibiting investment in rural broadband. “Many of the regulations that exist in the state’s Public Utility Code have been in place for decades while changes in technology […]

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