Nov. 30, 2023

HARRISBURG - Rep. Jamie Barton (R-Berks/Schuylkill) is encouraging constituents to participate in the public comment period for the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority’s Digital Equity Plan. The plan is required to access Pennsylvania’s share of $2.75 billion in federal funds to expand broadband access in the Commonwealth.

“Almost $3 billion is a lot of money, but it’s being shared across the entire country,” Barton said. “The public comment period allows the people of the 124th Legislative District to make our voices heard. I’m sounding the alarm to rally everyone in Berks and Schuylkill counties to let the authority know Pennsylvania deserves its fair share of the funding. This is a call to action for all the rural areas of our Commonwealth. You deserve a solid internet connection just as much as our urban communities.”

The public comment period will close Monday, Jan. 8. To submit a comment or review the plan, click here.

Rep. Jamie Barton
124th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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