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Duquesne Light Company Shutoff Suspension Extension

DLC announcing a shutoff suspension until at least June 1st.Read more

Philadelphia School District Moving Forward With Plans To Return Students To Classroom Before Thanksgiving

It seems my field of research (internet insecurity in Philadelphia) has led me down a path of focusing primarily on how schools are reopening.

This article discusses the plans Philadelphia has in order to get students back into school on November 17th, and their recent reaffirmation of...Read more

Help All Students #LogOnPHL

This article discusses a new hotline set up to help students and families navigate this new school year. It was written by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny and superintendent William Hite Jr. One thing I have noticed in every article I have found is the increasing usage of the term "digital divide...Read more

Electric Distribution Company Contact Information for Act 129 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program – Phase III

This is a contact sheet for all the ACT-19 Representatives in Pennsylvania as retrieved on the Pennsylvania Utility Commission's Website.Read more

Poor internet service a deterrent to rural living, survey finds


Internet access in rural Pennsylvania is critically lacking, as I have shown in past artifacts posted here. The rural urban divide in internet access and speeds in Pennsylvania may be the most extreme in the country, with some parts of Pennsylvania not being able to even stream videos.,
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PECO COVID-19 Email 2

This is another email PECO sent out to customers.Read more

PUC Urges Financially Stressed Consumers to Work with Utilities to Explore Options; Thanks Utilities for Safeguarding Essential Services; Encourages Conservation and Community Support

This press release came out on March 27th, 2019 form the Pennsylvania Utility Commission. This press release urged customers to seek out any financial assistance programs to make their bills affordable whether it be due to COVID-19 or some other financial burden.
They then offer the...Read more

PECO Extending Customer Support to Ensure All Residents Have Safe and Reliable Service During this Critical Time

On March 23rd, 2020, PECO released this press release. In it, they acknowledged that Governor Tom Wolf's order for all non-essential businesses to close will result in more people staying home. They stated that they will be working "with customers who have had their service disconnected to...Read more

PUC Prohibits Utility Terminations, Consistent with Governor’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency

On March 13th, 2020, the Pennsylvania Utility Commission put out this press release which informed readers that Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille signed an emergency order prohibiting electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunication and...Read more

Is the US electric grid ready for changes brought on by coronavirus pandemic?

This article discusses the impacts the stay at home orders will have on the energy grid in this country.Read more

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