HARRISBURG — Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) was appointed today to serve as Chairman of the Senate Communications and Technology Committee for the 2019-20 legislative session.
In recent years, the panel has explored the deployment of broadband to rural communities, electronic sharing of health records to improve patient care, the impact of data breaches, the use of technology to report and monitor child abusers and the status of planned improvements to the Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network that is used by law enforcement and emergency responders.
In his new position, Langerholc said he will work with committee members on issues related to modernizing communications and technology systems that could impact Pennsylvania residents.
“The ability to communicate quickly and effectively is important especially for our first responders and law enforcement and I look forward to using this opportunity to assist in their efforts,” Langerholc said. “In recent years, Pennsylvania has become a technological leader, I am eager to continue the cultivation of this sector so we can provide new economic opportunities and job growth. We need to ensure all parts of the Commonwealth, specifically our own, are served with the best possible tools, such as reliable broadband, to thrive in today’s world.”
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