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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Industry News

In the wake of a federal judge ruling which concluded that it broke its agreement with bondholders, Windstream filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday.  Company president and CEO Tony Thomas issued a press release expressing Windstream’s strong disagreement with the ruling, and offering that the bankruptcy filing was a decisive act to secure the […]

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Legislative – 2-22-19

A busy day on the hill Tuesday for the five Commissioners of the PUC who appeared before the House Consumer Affairs Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee to discuss the agency’s operations and discuss its $75.53 million state budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. On the issue of telecommunications generally and broadband specifically, discussion […]

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Legislature – 2-15-19

On Wednesday, Philadelphia Democratic Senator Larry Farnese distributed a co-sponsorship memo seeking support for legislation which would classify Internet Service Providers as public utilities, regulated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. The missive cites the educational and economic inequality cause by the end of net neutrality regulation at the federal level as necessitating the regulatory […]

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Industry News – 2-8-19

Governor Wolf took his Restore Pennsylvania message on the road this week in a visit to Dover Area High School in York County where he offered that “For Pennsylvania to succeed we must close the digital divide to ensure every citizen has the access it needs to connect to the ever-expanding digital world in which […]

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Industry News – 2-1-19

Governor Tom Wolf didn’t wait for next week’s annual budget address to get the discussion started on some big numbers, $4.5 billion to be precise. The Wolf initiative, named Restore Pennsylvania, seeks to monetize proceeds from a gas severance tax to fund a variety of infrastructure projects, including high speed Internet access. Co-sponsorship memos have […]

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