Phillips-Hill Announces Significant Broadband Funding to Connect Southern York Countians

HARRISBURG – As a member of the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA), Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) announced today that southern York County will receive nearly $9.7 million to increase access to reliable, high-speed internet.

“Today’s allocation marks the first significant step toward bridging the digital divide in southern York County and connecting local homeowners to high-speed internet. For too long, our community has grappled with the frustration of unreliable internet access. With these funds, we’re not just improving internet connectivity; we are improving opportunities for southern York County,” Phillips-Hill said.

The funds will be matched by the applicant, Comcast Cable Communications, bringing the total investment to southern York County to $18.2 million.

Made feasible by the federally funded Broadband Infrastructure Program, a total of $200 million in competitive grants was awarded to multiple projects across the state lacking 25/3 Mbps internet service.

In an effort to ensure transparency and efficiency, the PBDA mandates quarterly and annual progress reports from grantees, accompanied by comprehensive guidance on state and federal requirements, and technical support. All funds must be utilized by Dec. 31, 2026. Grantees will be held accountable for the prudent expenditure of awarded funds. The PBDA has the ability to claw back any unused or misused funds.

“With stringent oversight and claw back provisions, we’re not just investing in infrastructure; we’re investing in accountability,” Phillips-Hill said. “Every cent will be maximized to ensure our constituents finally receive the connectivity they deserve.”

This inaugural round of grants represents a significant milestone in the PBDA’s broader initiative to close the digital divide since the General Assembly established the PBDA in 2021.

You can view the statewide project map here. You can view the entire list of projects across the state here.

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