$204 million in federal broadband funding is on its way to Pennsylvania

The Broadband Development Authority announced Thursday the American Rescue Plan dollars will fund 53 broadband projects in 42 counties


‘We are now entering a brave new world’: PA House passes AI disclosure bill

Lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House voted 146-54 to approve a bill requiring disclosures on content generated by artificial intelligence.


How Philadelphia plans to spend $80M in EDA Tech Hub funding

A consortium of over 100 regional organizations outlined how the "precision medicine" hub would operate

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President Biden calls on GOP to extend funding for affordable internet program

The Affordable Connectivity Program serves more than 763,000 Pennsylvanians


Black Tech Nation Ventures vows to help startups with marginalized founders thrive after closing $50 million inaugural fund

There’s also a goal to bring companies to Pittsburgh, cofounder Kelauni Jasmyn told


Pennsylvania gets $20 million to boost broadband and device accessibility

The federal grant program is part of $279 million in broadband funding distributed through the Capital Projects Fund


Following PA water system cyberattack, Congress still debating course of action

While some officials want the EPA to play a stronger role, others emphasized that local systems are best suited to defend themselves.


Shapiro unveils $40M tech-centric plan to stimulate Pennsylvania’s economy

Robotics, agriculture, energy, life sciences and manufacturing are focuses of the new Statewide Economic Development Strategy

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The new chair of Philly City Council’s tech committee wants to use data to help reduce gun violence

Councilmember Rue Landau pushes to modernize Philly’s search for solutions

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Pennsylvania among the states vying for leadership role on AI

The commonwealth is taking significant steps toward investment in artificial intelligence

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PA becomes first state to partner with OpenAI on AI pilot program

Gov. Josh Shapiro announced the state will participate in a generative AI pilot program with OpenAI

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On the Agenda 2024: State and local issues to watch

Here are the biggest challenges state and local government leaders will confront in the new year.


Two recent cyberattacks on water systems highlight vulnerability of critical infrastructure

Pro-Iran hackers allegedly hit a system near Pittsburgh, causing it to replace its Israeli-made equipment as a precaution


Pennsylvania stands alone on clarifying BEAD plan

States will have to adhere to existing law to meet the $42.5 billion broadband program requirements


Pa. Supreme Court will consider whether officials’ Facebook posts are public records

A Crawford County lawyer sought school board members’ posts about an LGBTQ+ book display


PA officials react to feds easing capital requirement for broadband funding

The rule, which required internet companies to put down millions of dollars upfront, would have excluded all but the biggest providers