>>State to Receive $100 million for Broadband Internet Access
(Lancaster County, PA) -- Pennsylvania is poised to receive 100-million-dollars million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to go toward improving broadband access. Advocates and local lawmakers say such funding would transform rural communities. Susan Boser, professor of sociology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, said the decline in manufacturing jobs in the mid-20th century hit rural towns the hardest, so they would benefit greatly from such programs. According to the Governor's office, half a million rural Pennsylvanians lack reliable Internet coverage.