Rep. Wild Announces, Applauds $1.16+ Billion Investment in Pennsylvania Broadband Internet Projects

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ALLENTOWN, PA – Today, Congresswoman Susan Wild announced and applauded $1,161,778,272.41 in federal funding for Pennsylvania broadband internet projects, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Broadband Equality, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program.

“An estimated 15 percent of Pennsylvania lacks high-speed internet, including communities in PA-07 – so I’m thrilled that our Commonwealth is receiving over a billion dollars in investments in broadband internet projects,” said Congresswoman Susan Wild. “I’ve heard from rural communities in my district about the detrimental impact that slow, spotty, or non-existent internet connection has on them. In a time when we use internet for everything from school to telemedicine to government services, everyone needs access to reliable, high-speed broadband to reach their full economic potential. I’m proud to have helped pass into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that is making this program happen, and I look forward to watching these projects get off the ground and get to work for PA-07 and the entire Commonwealth.”

The BEAD program, within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), was established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: landmark bipartisan infrastructure legislation that Rep. Wild worked to pass into law. This $1.1+ billion investment Pennsylvania is receiving thanks to this legislation will work to expand high-speed internet to every corner of PA-07 and every corner of the Commonwealth by supporting planning, deployment, and adoption of digital infrastructure.

Click here for more information about investments in Pennsylvania broadband internet projects made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Pennsylvania was one of 19 states that received allocations over $1 billion to support broadband internet across the state.

Rep. Wild has been working to bring high-speed internet to every corner of PA-07 – in April, she convened a roundtable with White House and Treasury officials and local leaders from Weatherly, Pennsylvania to highlight the need for reliable, affordable, high-speed broadband investments in places like Weatherly.


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Olivia Taylor-Puckett