Public Hearing on Expanding Broadband in Rural Pennsylvania

On February 18, OV Superintendent Jed Hamberger participated in a hearing with the PA legislature on expanding broadband access in rural Pennsylvania. There were over 122 participants, including representatives from local, state, and federal governments, school districts and Rural Broadband Providers, Potter County Planning Commission, ag associations, internet service providers and telecommunication companies, and the media.

All of the hearing materials, including the agenda, testimony and video recording link, are now available on the Center for Rural Pennsylvania’s website:

https://www.rural.palegislature.us/publications_hearing_expanding_broadband_rural_pa.html.

Following the hearing, the Tribune-Democrat published an article on Pennsylvania’s digital divide. You can access the article by visiting:

https://www.tribdem.com/coronavirus/yaw-pandemic-illustrates-seriousness-of-pas-digital-divide/article_f407ed02-09d8-5433-ab56-b9ad3de22370.html

We would like to thank everyone who participated in yesterday’s hearing. Together, we will continue to lobby for the needs of our families and rural communities.

Oswayo Valley School District (c) 2019