Getting Broadband Access
Federal Broadband Stimulus Funds - A series of public meetings will be held throughout the month of May to discuss plans and collect public comment on the federal broadband stimulus funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Additional information on the Act including news, up-to-date information and regular reports can be found on www.recovery.pa.gov.
Broadband Initiatives - Pennsylvania is home to one of the country’s most aggressive broadband deployment commitments - by 2015, and as early as 2008, every city, town and village will have access to DSL and other broadband services, even in the most rural areas. Find out more about how Act 183 can aid your business, community, or school.
State Telecommunications Contract - As part of its statewide telecommunications contract, the Commonwealth used its purchasing power to procure aggressive pricing on voice and data services on behalf of some of its constituents.
Pennsylvania Technology Investment Map (PTIM) - This internet-based interactive map allows government and private sector partners to view detailed maps of the Commonwealth's telecom infrastructure to make strategic, informed decisions about regulation and potential investment that will support technology-based economic development. Read a .pdf file overview of PTIM. PTIM will be made available via a pass-code protected system for a variety of users with varying costs and levels of access. Contact the DCED for more information.