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Revenue available for investment in rural broadband would increase under legislation recently introduced in the state Senate

Legislation that will help bridge the digital divide, which last session gained strong bipartisan support in Harrisburg, has been reintroduced this session by one of the state‚Äôs leading rural broadband advocates, Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York). The bill, SB 341, would modernize regulations adopted decades ago for rural phone carriers, the RLECs, in an age when […]

Rural phone carriers applaud Senate passage of legislation streamlining outdated regulations

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.

Legislation would expand resources available for rural broadband investment

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

PTA President asks FCC Chair to maximize use of Rural Digital Opportunity Fund for broadband deployment

View Steven J. Samara’s letter to FCC Chair Ajit Pai.

PTA President Steve Samara testifies before Senate Communications and Technology Committee

PTA President Steve Samara testifies regarding rural broadband deployment on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

PTA President Steve Samara testifies before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee on robocalls

PTA President Steve Samara testifies before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee on robocalls. Click to view

Rural broadband discussion to feature PTA President Steven J. Samara, state lawmakers, and state and national Grange officials

Rural broadband discussion to feature PTA President Steven J. Samara, state lawmakers, and state and national Grange officials.