In Visit to Erie and Warren Counties, Governor Shapiro Highlights Plans to Expand Broadband Access Across the Commonwealth, Meets with Ecklund Family

“My Administration has a plan to put Pennsylvania at the forefront of expanding broadband access and lowering costs for communities just like this one – all across the Commonwealth.” – Governor Shapiro

Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday at the Union City Senior CenterGovernor Josh Shapiro and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Rick Siger highlighted the Shapiro Administration’s plans to expand broadband infrastructure across the Commonwealth in order to ensure unserved and underserved communities will have access to affordable, reliable, high-speed internet.

This comes after Governor Shapiro recently traveled to Beaver FallsPittston, and Northern Cambria to share how the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority will use $1.16 billion in funding through the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program to expand internet access across Pennsylvania.

After visiting Union City, Governor Shapiro and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) met with Ron and Cindy Ecklund – and their heroic dog Tucker – at their home in Warren County. Governor Shapiro was able to thank them for calling in the tip that led to the apprehension of the prisoner who had escaped the Warren County Jail and for supporting PSP. 

See what Pennsylvanians are reading about Governor Shapiro’s visit to Northwestern Pennsylvania yesterday:

The Erie Times-News: Gov. Shapiro shares plan to bring affordable high-speed internet at Union City visit

City & State Pennsylvania: Shapiro touts federal broadband funding in visit to Erie County

WJET/WFXP: Gov. Shapiro visits Union City to lay out 5-year plan on expanding high-speed internet

WJET/WFXP: Watch: Pa to be connected by high-speed internet within the next few years

Erie News Now: Governor Shapiro Visits Union City

Talk Erie: Governor Shapiro and DCED Secretary Siger Visit Union City Senior Center to Share Administration’s Plans to Expand Broadband to Communities Across the Commonwealth

Erie News Now: Gov. Shapiro Visits Couple who Located Fugitive Michael Burham

The Times Observer: State Police share new details on manhunt during governor visit

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