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Monthly Archives: May 2018

State Legislature

The status of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s broadband project came up during Wednesday’s Senate Transportation Committee hearing in response to a question from Committee Chairman Senator John Rafferty. The response, from Turnpike Commission CEO Mark Compton was that the agency is in process of completing the final Request for Proposal; hoping to send it out in […]

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Congress

One Senator called it a “monumental day” as, on Wednesday, the U.S Senate voted 52-47 to overturn the FCC’s net neutrality repeal. While the House is unlikely to even address the matter, Democrats are hoping that enough voters care about it to influence their votes on Election Day. Republicans have characterized a campaign platform which […]

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Daily Number – 620,000,000

On Tuesday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee unveiled its fiscal year 2019 agriculture funding bill, which includes $620 million for rural broadband funding through both loan and grant programs.  

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Industry News – 5/4/18

The PA Turnpike Commission received some media coverage this week highlighting its plan to run a broadband network along its 550-mile roadway. PTC spokesmen offered that the project will cost in the range of $250-300 million, but could break even by selling space on the network. An article on the matter made specific mention of […]

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