HARRISBURG – The PA Senate approved two bills addressing access to high speed internet. Senate Bill 1112 updates the Public Utility Code and requiring the PA Public Utility Commission to waive certain outdated regulations, review regulations every three years, and eliminate those that are no longer necessary. House Bill 2438 aids in the deployment of broadband by using infrastructure that is already in place for other uses. It would allow electric cooperatives to utilize existing utility poles to place fiber-optic lines if the placement does not adversely affect the value or use of the property. Both bills now go to the state House.