Governor Wolf: New $10 million in funding approved to support high-speed broadband infrastructure in undeveloped areas of Pennsylvania

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Harrisburg, Pa – Gov. Tom Wolf announced today the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approval of $10 million for 19 projects for non-governmental organizations to build high-speed middle and last mile broadband infrastructure in unserved areas of Pennsylvania through the Unserved High-Speed ​​to deploy broadband support program (UHSB).

“Nearly one million Pennsylvanians don’t have access to broadband Internet connections — and we’re working to change that,” Gov. Wolf said. “High-speed Internet is critical for working and learning from home, for businesses that operate online services, for patients that rely on telemedicine, and more. This funding will help improve the quality of life for residents in underserved areas of the Commonwealth.”

Funding from UHSB can be used for acquisition, construction, equipment and site preparation costs associated with the deployment of high-speed broadband infrastructure in these communities. Supporting this type of infrastructure will improve economic development, education, health care and emergency services throughout Pennsylvania.

The approved UHSB awards are as follows:

Armstrong County

  • $32,885 to Windstream Services, LLC for construction of wired infrastructure for unserviced areas in Plumcreek Township.

Bradford County

  • $955,762 to Claverack Communications, LLC for construction of wired infrastructure for unserviced areas in Asylum, Standing Stone and Wyalusing townships.

Cambria County

  • $449,103 to In The Stix Broadband, LLC for construction of wired infrastructure for unserviced areas in Allegheny Township.

Center County

  • $975,109 to Center WISP Venture Company, LLC for construction of wired infrastructure for unserviced areas in Potter Township.
  • $578,235 to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC for construction of cable infrastructure for unserviced areas in Curtin and Liberty townships.
  • $750,000 to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC to construct wired infrastructure for unserviced areas in Rush Township.

Erie County

  • $111,084 to Spectrum Northeast, LLC for construction of wired infrastructure for unserviced areas in Girard Township.
  • $32,577 to Spectrum Northeast, LLC for installing a hybrid fiber optic coaxial wire line to serve 17 residents in North East Township.

Franklin County

  • $838,974 to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC for construction of cable infrastructure for unserviced areas of Metal and Peters townships.

County Fulton

  • $818,962 to Frontier Communications of Breezewood, LLC for the construction of wireline infrastructure for unserviced areas in the Brush Creek Township and East Providence Township in Bedford County.

Indiana County

  • $36,840 to Windstream Services, LLC for construction of wired infrastructure for unserviced areas in Armstrong and Washington townships.
  • $204,134 to Windstream Services, LLC for construction of wired infrastructure for unserviced areas in Smicksburg Borough and West Mahoning Township.

Lycoming County

  • $607,494 to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC for construction of cable infrastructure for unserviced areas in Armstrong, Bastress and Limestone townships.

McKean County

  • $530,248 to SkyPacket Networks, Inc. for installing fixed wireless broadband infrastructure in Hamlin, Keating and Sergeant townships.

Mercer County

  • $69,891 to Spectrum Northeast, LLC for construction of wired infrastructure for unserviced areas in Wayne Township.
  • $266,455 to Windstream Services, LLC for construction of wired infrastructure for unserviced areas in Perry Township.

Schuylkill County

  • $825,546 to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC for construction of cable infrastructure for unserviced areas in Cass Township.
  • $916,701 to Comcast Cable Communications, LLC for construction of cable infrastructure for unserviced areas in Reilly Township.

Wayne County

  • $1,000,000 to Spectrum Northeast, LLC for construction of wired infrastructure for underserved areas in the municipality of Damascus.

For more information about the UHSB program and the Commonwealth Financing Authority or Department of Community and Economic Development, visit the DCED website and keep up to date with all agency news on Facebook, Twitterand LinkedIn.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Elizabeth Rementer, Office of the Governor, [email protected], 717.783.1116
Penny Ickes, DCED, [email protected]

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