rural broadband pennsylvania

Why is rural broadband so challenging? Government red tape, mostly.

Originally published at Broad + Liberty

Politicians celebrate taxpayer funds pouring into Pennsylvania to “bridge the digital divide.” Last month, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) praised the approval of $204.1 million to expand internet access across Pennsylvania.

But for Jim Kail, this government-funded broadband project is nothing to celebrate.

“It is designed to fail,” says Kail, president and CEO at Laurel Highland Total Communications, Inc. (LHTC). “I will put money on it now. When we look back at this program in five or so years, it’s not going to be good.”

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