Senate hearing on high-speed broadband internet access highlights infrastructural challenges ahead

The Senate Communications & Technology Committee hearing highlighted the many obstacles Pennsylvania faces as it seeks to improve access to high-speed broadband internet. Crown Castle representative Tom Musgrove attended the hearing to discuss the regulations hindering efforts toward broadband deployment, which he described as unpredictable and outdated.

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