Day: May 13, 2020

Pennsylvania still using ‘woefully outdated’ computer system to handle unemployment claims

>> WORKERS HERE AT THE STATE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE IN DUQUESNE AND THROUGHOUT PENNSYLVANIA ARE STILL USING 1970’S TECHNOLOGY TO PROCESS CLAIMS THE AUDITOR GENERAL TELLS ACTION NEWS INVESTIGATES HIS AUDIT IN 2017 FOUND THE SYSTEM WAS IN DESPERATE NEED OF OVERHAUL >> THAT’S WHAT I’VE BEEN GETTING FOR THREE WEEKS STRAIGHT. >> MARK MCELHANEY AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER UNEMPLOYED WORKERS LIKE HIM HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FILE CLAIMS. THREE YEARS AGO AN AUDIT FOUND THE STATE’S UNEMPLOYMENT COMPUTER SYSTEM WAS ’WOEFULLY OUTDATED.’ ALSO THAT ITS ANTIQUATED HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE HAD THE POTENTIAL OF PUTTING THE ENTIRE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION SYSTEM IN PERIL. >> OUR AUD AND THE WAY IT NEEDS TO BE GET PEOPLE THERE CHECKS. >> THE STATE HAS BEEN TRYING TO REPLACE THE SYSTEM SINCE 2006. RESPONDING TO A QUESTION FROM ACTION NEWS INVESTIGATES, GOVERNOR WOLF SAID FRIDAY HE HAS TAKEN ACTION TO FIX THE PROBLEM. >> WE AGREE … Read More

Top 14 Internet Providers in State College, PA

State College Residential Internet Coverage

State College is one of the largest college cities in the country, housing tons of students in different fields and career paths. Students, working professionals, and growing families all rely on high speed internet in this area. Almost every part of State College enjoys high speed internet access, since current networks reach 95% of the city.

Looking for cable service? You could find a plan through Xfinity, a national provider with a network that reaches 95% of the city.

DSL is also fairly widely available in State College. Verizon FiOS and TOAST.net both have DSL networks that cover 86% of State College. While fiber optic service isn’t yet offered in this city, that could change in coming years.

Some State College businesses have other connection options to explore. Through Level 3 Communications, 19% of local businesses can access fiber optic service. Business cable internet is

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