Governor Wolf Advocates For Statewide Broadband To Support Education | New
Governor Tom Wolf has visited Dover Area High School to request statewide broadband access, the governor’s office said Thursday.
Access would increase educational opportunities for Pennsylvania students, Wolf said.
“For Pennsylvania to be successful, we must bridge the digital divide to ensure that every citizen has the access they need to connect to the ever-expanding digital world in which we live and work,” said Governor Wolf.
“Our students, parents and teachers deserve better, and we can provide that to them through Restore Pennsylvania.”
Restore Pennsylvania is an infrastructure initiative funded by the monetization of a departure tax.
Restore Pennsylvania would invest $ 4.5 billion over the next four years in projects across the Commonwealth.
The initiative would focus on five priority infrastructure areas, including high-speed Internet access, storm preparedness and disaster recovery, downstream manufacturing, business development and energy infrastructure, demolition, revitalization and renewal, and transport investment projects,
Pennsylvania’s restoration projects will be guided by local feedback on local needs. Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process “to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met,” the governor’s office said. .
In Dover, the governor explained how Restore Pennsylvania will help school districts by expanding broadband access to all Pennsylvanians. Today, nearly a million Pennsylvanians do not have access to robust, reliable and reliable high-speed internet.
“All the technology that the Dover Region School District has generously invested in to improve the outcomes, communication and safety of our students is as good as the ability of families to access this information at home,” said Superintendent Tracy Krum. “We applaud Governor Wolf and his foresight in realizing that high speed internet for all Pennsylvanians is a real game-changer for families across the state. And, certainly in Dover.”