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discussion on closing the digital divide, the full Senate approved legislation, SB 1112, that would eliminate outdated Public Utility Commission regulations that are inhibiting investment in rural broadband.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 and in the telecommunications marketplace have made these costly requirements unnecessary or illogical,” said Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), the sponsor of the legislation. “Without modernizing our outdated laws, we will continue¬†to see a widening gap in our digital divide.”