Study: Pennsylvania broadband access much lower than advertised

Study: Pennsylvania broadband access much lower than advertised

After conducting more than 11 million internet speed tests across Pennsylvania, a prominent telecommunications researcher says that access to broadband internet in Pennsylvania is worse than publicly advertised.

 

Sascha Meinrath, a telecommunications researcher at Pennsylvania State University, joined state lawmakers Tuesday to detail findings of a rural broadband internet study which found that data provided by the Federal Communications Commission paints an overly-optimistic picture of broadband access in Pennsylvania.

Monday, June 3, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 9: Sit down with Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill

Right 2 Know Episode 9: Sit down with Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill

Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) joins the podcast this week to talk about regulatory reform, rural broadband and the record number of women serving in the General Assembly. She also shares the best spots to visit in York County and her secret interest in archaeology. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
Friday, May 31, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Did You Get The Memo? Incarcerated mothers, veteran tax exemptions and fireworks

Did You Get The Memo? Incarcerated mothers, veteran tax exemptions and fireworks

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week — so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol.

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that address the treatment of incarcerated mothers, prevailing wage requirements for school districts and municipalities and state laws pertaining to fireworks.
Friday, May 24, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Phillips-Hill's legislation finds ways for students to learn even when schools close

Phillips-Hill's legislation finds ways for students to learn even when schools close

Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York)  joined The PLS Reporter to talk about her legislation, Senate Bill 440, which would allow school districts to apply with the states Education Department to use up to five flexible instructional days if school is cancelled. 

These five days would allow students to receive instruction through alternative ways including online, handouts or even skype lessons. This would ensure that on snow days or other times that would schools would need to close, students and schools could stay on track with their days.  

Tuesday, April 2, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Five bills to watch for the week of March 25

Five bills to watch for the week of March 25

We get it—session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From voting machines to natural gas drilling, here are five bills to watch for the week of March 25.
Monday, March 25, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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