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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Industry News – 4-24-20

Broadband support is right in the crosshairs of federal stimulus funding according to a tweet earlier this week from the Commander in Chief.  President Trump also told reporters that “farmers have been treated terribly when it comes to the Internet.”

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Industry News – 4-17-20

Earlier this week, Frontier Communications announced that it has filed a voluntary Chapter 11 Petition to reduce its debt by over $10 billion “on an expedited basis.” A Frontier Board Member offered that “We do not expect to experience any interruption in providing services to our customers.”

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Legislature – 4-10-20

Frustrated with Governor Wolf’s “essential vs. non-essential” business operating directive, House Republicans took a Senate-passed bill this week and added language requiring the state to develop a plan allowing certain businesses to re-open provided that they follow the directives of the Centers for Disease Control. Health Secretary Rachel Levine called the plan “reckless and irresponsible.” […]

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Legislature – 4-3-20

In a co-sponsor memo released today, Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill cited the extraordinary circumstances whereby millions of Pennsylvanians are working/learning from home as the impetus for legislation granting certain telecommunications providers some much-needed regulatory relief. The Phillips-Hill bill will modernize Chapters 63 and 64 of the Public Utility Code which, according to the memo, “have not […]

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