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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Industry News – 6-26-20

Yesterday, PA Governor Tom Wolf joined ten of his fellow governors and penned a letter to President Trump and leaders in both congressional chambers pleading for more resources for BB deployment. The correspondence touched on familiar themes such as the digital divide: “Some 18 million Americans lack access to broadband internet connectivity, 14 million of […]

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PaPUC News

At its Public Meeting yesterday, the PUC found itself in the unenviable position of being deadlocked 2-2 on a couple of telco-related items. First, the Commissioners addressed the relay surcharge, with Commissioners Coleman and Yanora proposing to reduce the 8-cent levy to zero for the upcoming year based, in part on the sizeable surplus currently […]

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Legislative – 6-12-20

On the House side, two rural BB bills passed unanimously in the form of HB 2348 (establishes a $ 5 million deployment fund), and HB2438 (streamlines the easement process for rural electric co-ops who want to deliver BB).

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Industry News – 6-5-20

Much as he tries (?) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg can’t seem to get out of the limelight when it comes to what shows up on his site and whether or not it should stay there. This week was marked by an internal virtual “walkout” at the company over the President’s posts and Zuckerburg’s decision to […]

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