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Governor Wolf Announces New Statewide Broadband Initiative

Monday March 19th, 2018

Governor’s New Broadband Initiatives

Will Create Strong Communities

Ready for the Future

 

In response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s introduction of the Pennsylvania Broadband Investment Incentive Program and the Pennsylvania Office of Broadband Initiatives, David M. Sanko, executive director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, has released the following statement. PSATS represents the 1,454 townships of the second class across Pennsylvania. Townships, in turn, represent 5.5 million Pennsylvanians, more than any other type of political subdivision in the commonwealth and they cover 95 percent of the commonwealth’s land mass.

 

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“PSATS applauds Gov. Wolf's appointment of Mark Smith to lead the newly announced broadband initiatives. The commonwealth, its local governments, telecommunications providers, and ALL citizens have a stake in reliable, high-speed Internet access. This critical infrastructure superhighway of the future will give Pennsylvania a strong foundation to deliver 22nd-Century economic development, education, and healthcare. The governor's initiatives, deployed in the commonwealth’s safe and affordable townships, will enhance the quality of life and ensure that residents, new and long-standing, have great places to live, work, and raise families.”