LEMOYNE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania State Grange applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) December 2020 awards to 13 companies doing business in PA to fund their Broadband efforts.
These December grants from the FCC are part of the Trump Administration’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund and total $378 million out of a total award of approximately $10 billion.
Grange President Wayne Campbell issued the following statement:
Broadband access is the number one legislative priority of the Pennsylvania State Grange. These decisions by the FCC are the results of stiff national competition and reflect both a Federal willingness and the constructive intentions to give more Pennsylvanians access to high-speed Broadband. According to the FCC, 248,114 PA homes will receive this access.
With the enactment of Senate Bill 835 sponsored by Senator Wayne Langerholc (R-Cambria), the new Broadband Authority will be positioned to coordinate PA efforts to receive these vital resources from the Federal Government and other resources.
–Pennsylvania State Grange