Congressman Fred Keller announces federal funding to expand broadband
In a media release, Representative Fred Keller announced that the FCC has authorized around $20 million in funding to be spent over the next decade to expand broadband in rural Pennsylvania.
Over the ten years, Viasat Carrier Services is looking to serve more than 45,000 locations.
In a statement, Representative Keller said, “I commend the FCC and its partnership with Viasat for stepping up for our rural communities. Reliable internet access should be a staple for every American family. Broadband access is essential for e-commerce, telemedicine, digital learning, and creating innovative opportunities for our communities, businesses, and agricultural producers. With the rise of teleworking due to the pandemic, our rural communities need these services more than ever. I look forward to seeing the great work Viasat will do to connect rural Pennsylvania.”