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Rural phone carriers join small cable operators in support of Pennsylvania assuming jurisdiction over pole attachments

The two industries on the front lines of delivering broadband to rural customers are supporting the PUC’s pending order to assume jurisdiction over pole attachments from the FCC.

PTA members: PUC assumption of jurisdiction over pole attachments will further rural broadband efforts

PUC assumption of jurisdiction over pole attachments will further rural broadband efforts.

PTA President Steve Samara “ready and willing to work with the Governor” on new broadband initiative

Governor Tom Wolf announced a new initiative aimed at expanding broadband access to businesses and households in Pennsylvania.

Roundtable with Pennsylvania State Grange

On January 11, the Pennsylvania State Grange hosted a roundtable of experts, including PTA President Steve Samara, on the current state and future of broadband in rural Pennsylvania at the Farm Show Building in Harrisburg.

PTA President Steve Samara Discusses Rural Broadband on WITF’s Smart Talk

Listen to two segments of WITF’s Smart Talk program featuring PTA President Steve Samara.

PTA President Steve Samara Testifies on Underground Utility Line Protection

House Consumer Affairs Committee Information Hearing on The PA Underground Utility Line Protection Law on June 5, 2017.

PTA President Testifies on State of Telecommunications Industry Before House Committee

House Consumer Affairs Committee Information Hearing on the Telecommunications Industry March 22, 2017 Testimony of Steven Samara, President, Pennsylvania Telephone Association Read the Full Testimony