|July 13, 2021 03:27 PM
|Representative Martin T. Causer
|All House members
|Cosponsor - Broadband Funding
|Last session, we created the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program, which is administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority to help connect communities that are underserved or unserved by high-speed broadband services. Soon, I will be introducing legislation to increase funding to this program and to kick-start broadband buildout in Pennsylvania by appropriating $100 million of federal stimulus dollars currently in the COVID-19 Response Restricted Account to this existing CFA program.
High-speed broadband at our homes and businesses has become essential to successful homes and communities. Remote working, online education, and telehealth have become front and center in our lives with large swaths of Pennsylvanians being left behind. While Pennsylvania has received, and hopefully will continue to receive, more federal funding for broadband buildout, I believe that it is time for us to put our money where our mouths are and this legislation will help do that.
Please consider cosponsoring this legislation to help connect our constituents and to help build a stronger Pennsylvania.
Introduced as HB1766