Pennsylvania to Receive More Than $1 Billion to Close Digital Divide

Pennsylvania is set to receive $1.16 billion in federal funding to increase access to high-speed internet connectivity for individuals, businesses, schools, and hospitals. To direct the funding, the federal government released the Federal Communications Commission’s map, which indicates areas with and without high-speed internet connectivity. Residents may challenge areas of the map that identify incorrect broadband service access/availability. To date, Pennsylvania had the third highest number of successful challenges in the country. While funding was predicated on the map released by the FCC, residents may still view and challenge the map should the information be incorrect. Residents can view the statewide broadband map and learn more about challenging any location in Pennsylvania here.