The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA) is working towards bringing reliable, high-speed internet for all, along with advancing support and resources to improve digital access and skills to increase economic and social opportunities for all Pennsylvania residents. As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania seeks to close the digital divide across our state, the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority is creating a 5-Year Action Plan and Digital Equity Plans for Pennsylvanians.
As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania seeks to expand and invest in improved broadband connectivity and digital access, Pennsylvanian residents' input is needed to provide vital support to the Commonwealth’s strategies. A digital access survey has been created for Pennsylvanians that will help guide where upcoming funding should be focused to meet individual and community needs across the state.
United Way of Pennsylvania continues to work with local United Ways across our state to advance equitable access to health, education and financial stability for all Pennsylvanians. We as an organization find that one facet that continues to grow in need is digital equity and the work of broadband expansion within the state of Pennsylvania. We are currently participating in various conversations with local leaders, government representatives, and internet providers to discuss ways in which we can better support advancements in this work.
Learn more about the digital access survey below!