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Monthly Archives: October 2017

“There are about 6,000 reported hits on underground facilities across Pennsylvania every year, which means that a pipeline or other vital utility system is struck once every 20 minutes during the average workday. Our goal from Day One is to cut the number of those incidents by eliminating exemptions and strengthening enforcement, as part of a focused program to reduce risks to our contractors, utility workers and residents.”

PUC Commissioner John Coleman on the passage of One Call legislation (SB 242), which, among other things, moves enforcement of the program from the PA Department of Labor and Industry […]


Legislative News

Another week, and more interesting budget news as the legislature attempts to craft a revenue plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year. On Tuesday evening, the House passed (102-88) a plan […]


“More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck, millions of Puerto Ricans are still without access to much-needed communications services. That’s why we need to take innovative approaches to help restore connectivity on the island. Project Loon is one such approach.”

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai referencing Alphabet’s broadband balloon project which beams LTE signals to earth from a 65,000 foot orbit. The Commission gave an experimental license to the company in […]


“They have made it clear that they would rather see me fail than Pennsylvania succeed. In the absence of a compromise revenue plan getting to my desk, I am going to take action to manage our state’s finances. I’ve had enough of the games.”

Excerpt from comments made by Governor Wolf alluding to his plan to borrow against future Liquor Control Board revenues in the wake of no budget-related legislation being acted upon by […]