Broadband network called a giant leap for commerce and education

At left, Jennifer Wakeman, DRIVE (Driving Real Innovation for a Vibrant Economy) executive director, at the introduction of a new rural broadband network.

WASHINGTONVILLE — Representatives of virtually all who would benefit from improved rural internet service gathered Friday at the Montour Preserve Environmental Education Center.

The event, a formal introduction of expanded broadband service in outlying areas of five counties, included a ribbon cutting. A four-tower pilot program in partnership with Geisinger was built in 2019.

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