Dec. 13, 2021

Bill will help break down barriers to broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) applauded the passage of legislation that will help break down the barriers to broadband deployment in underserved and unserved areas of Pennsylvania.

The legislation, House Bill 2071 sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean/Cameron/Potter), passed the House with a unanimous vote.

“The issue of limited broadband service is not limited to any one geographic area. It is not limited to urban or rural settings. It is a statewide problem. That statewide problem needs a statewide solution and that is what this legislation provides,” Benninghoff said.

“Frankly, it is past time that this gets done. Being 21 years into the 21st century, it is a failure on the part of too many people that so many within our Commonwealth lack access to what is now a basic life necessity. Today’s bipartisan effort, done in coordination with the Wolf administration, is a big step in addressing this long-standing problem.”

House Bill 2071 now heads to the Senate for consideration.


Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader
171st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives