Wi-Fi Enabled School Buses A Small Step In Expanding Broadband Access For Rural Pennsylvanians

Editor’s Note: The “homework gap” is a term used to describe those students who do not have broadband access at home and, therefore, are unable to complete school assignments. According to a recent ACT Research and Equity in Learning Study,  47% of students don’t have access at home beyond a mobile cellular device. The below story is one example of …

Pennsylvania Newspaper Tackles Digital Divide with Influencer Project

State College, PA (March 26, 2019) – A Pennsylvania newspaper is bringing together state leaders, influencers, and the public to address the lack of broadband access families and businesses throughout the commonwealth. The Centre Daily Times , with support from the Knight Foundation, has connected with more than a dozen influential Pennsylvanians to tackle what it calls “the rural broadband crisis.” …

Pennsylvania Governor Continues Push for Rural Broadband Across State

Wyanesburg, Pa. (March 4, 2019)  – Gov. Tom Wolf (D-PA) is pushing his plan for expanding rural broadband access across the state. As part of that effort, the governor visited Waynesburg Central Elementary School Friday to highlight why this is such an important issue. “For Pennsylvania to succeed we must close the digital divide to ensure every citizen has the …