Bridging the Digital Divide - A More Connected PA


The House Democratic Policy Committee will host a hearing on bridging the digital divide in Pennsylvania and its on impact Internet access, employment, health outcomes and more. State Representative Rob Matzie, Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Committee will join Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro to host the hearing. 

Join us online at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 to view the hearing. You can watch below or on the Policy Committee's Facebook account -- @PADemPolicy. 



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Virtual Hearing: Bridging the Digital Divide - A More Connected PA

(March 24, 2021)

A virtual hearing on bridging the digital divide and its impact on Internet access, employment and health outcomes. Read more



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Bridging the digital divide focus of Tuesday and Wednesday House Democratic Policy Committee hearings

(March 29, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 29 -- Education, employment and healthcare outcomes are relying more on internet connectivity and access and the House Democratic Policy Committee is hosting two hearings to explore the impacts on Pennsylvania’s economy. The first hearing—with a focus on education – will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 30 and hosted by state Reps. Jordan Harris, Pam Snyder, Peter Schweyer and Morgan Cephas. The second hearing will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 and hosted by Rep. Rob Matzie, Democratic chairman of the Consumer Affairs Committee. The latter hearing will examine creating a more connected state for an improved business climate and healthcare access. The public and media are encouraged to watch online at . Media inquiries may be submitted via email to . Read more

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Expanding digital connection key for PA development, advancement

(April 1, 2021)

“Quick, reliable Internet access isn’t a luxury in today’s world – it’s a necessity,” said Matzie. “Those without it face major disadvantages when it comes to competing for jobs, accessing health and education services and connecting to state programs." Read more



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Bridging the Digital Divide - A More Connected PA- Testimony

(March 31, 2021)

State Rep. Rob Matzie hosts a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on how bridging the digital divide can create a more connected Pennsylvania. Read more