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News stories from the past 60 days.

Penn State Researchers Seek to ID Gaps in Broadband Access
Jul 6, 2018 - Details a new state-funded study by Penn State researchers on rural broadband access in Pennsylvania. Federal estimates of access to internet of specific speeds are based on what is reported by the companies providing the services, but anecdotal evidence on the ground suggests those estimates may not be accurate. This study seeks to provide a more accurate data set to inform policy decisions.
Source: New Castle News
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Opioid Epidemic May Be Worse Than It Appears, Pitt Study Finds Fatalities Vastly Underreported
Jun 27, 2018 - A new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health found that opioid-related overdose deaths are being underreported and that potentially 70,000 opioid-related overdose deaths were not included in national estimates between 1999 and 2015. This can be worse in rural areas where county coroners may not be as well funded.
Source: WESA 90.5
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Last Updated: 7/10/2018