I just received this email update from my State Rep about a new law in Pennsylvania to promote extending broadband into unserved areas of the state. This could help you folks still living with dialup, if that. Hope this is the right forum.
New Law to Help Fund Broadband Expansion
Recognizing that broadband access is not a luxury but a necessity, the General Assembly has passed a new law that will help expand the service in Pennsylvania’s most rural communities.
Act 132 of 2020 creates the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program to provide grants in support of broadband expansion in areas most in need of these services. Initial funding comes from the repeal of a broadband tax credit, supplemented with additional state or federal monies.
Preference will be given to projects in the most unserved areas of the Commonwealth as defined by the Federal Communications Commission’s minimum speed requirements and to projects that already have federal funding allocated to them.
This is the second major pro-broadband measure to become law this year. Act 98 of 2020 will help clear the way for broadband expansion using the existing infrastructure and easements of rural electric cooperatives.