Snyder: Resolution to create broadband-focused task force passes committee

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – A resolution designed to move the state forward in providing high-speed broadband services to all areas of Pennsylvania – notably in unserved and underserved areas of the state – passed unanimously in the House State Government Committee today, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced.

Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said House Resolution 64 would establish a legislative task force that would direct the Joint State Government Commission to create an advisory committee to conduct a study on the delivery of broadband services in unserved and underserved areas of the state. Once completed, the committee would report its findings and recommendations to the House.

“Today’s vote on this resolution gets us that much closer to providing reliable, affordable access to all Pennsylvanians,” said Snyder. “Our state cannot effectively compete in education, economic development, or in health care without reliable broadband access, and I remain committed to making that happen, regardless of where you live in Pennsylvania.”

The resolution will be forwarded to the House chamber for further consideration.