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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Legislative – 9/27/19

The fourth and final rural broadband hearing of the Senate Communications and Technology Committee was held on Monday and featured extensive questioning of Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper by Committee Chairwoman Senator Kristin Philips-Hill. At issue was a recent state contract seeking to monetize state assets for the purpose of broadband deployment and […]


Legislative – 9-20-19

The fourth in a series of broadband access hearings will take place on Monday, September 23rd in the Capitol Building and will feature testimony from Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper, Penn State’s Sascha Meinrath (author of the Center for Rural PA study on rural broadband), Comcast’s Jim D’Innocenzo, and a representative from the […]


Daily Number – 70,000,000,000

The Fiber Broadband Association and consulting firm Cartesian said on Tuesday that fiber can pass 90 percent of American homes by 2029 for an additional $70 billion. Where does the money come from? The FBA report offers that “a mixture of lowered deployment costs driven by private and public efforts and government support” would be […]


Legislative News – 9-6-19

Another busy week on the rural broadband deployment front with two hearings held by the Senate Communications and Technology Committee. On Tuesday the venue was Monroe County where testimony was received from PUC Chairman Gladys Brown and representatives from the cable and wireless industries among others. Yesterday, the committee traveled to Fayette County and heard […]