HARRISBURG – Funds for providing high-speed broadband in unserved areas were awarded today through the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program (UHSB) according to Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35).
The program was created as a result of Langerholc’s legislation, Senate Bill 835 which was signed into law as Act 132 of 2020.
“Several years ago, we heard the concerns of those in this Commonwealth that were denied access to reliable broadband. The pandemic highlighted the need for this essential service for education, work and economic development,” said Langerholc. “I am pleased that our efforts have come to fruition to provide funding for these vital projects for my constituents. We will continue to work towards our goal of ensuring all Pennsylvanians have access to broadband.”
One grant of $449,103 will provide for the construction of wired infrastructure in Allegheny Township, Cambria County. This will include the installation of 25 miles of fiberoptic cable to serve 400 residential and 50 business properties with higher broadband speeds.
The second grant of $818,962 will expand high-speed broadband networks in East Providence Township, Bedford County and Brush Creek Township, Fulton County by installing 74 miles of fiberoptic cable to serve 225 residential and 17 business properties.
Over $10 million in grants were awarded today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority under the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program.
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