Free internet access available for some now struggling to afford it, city says

Philadelphia is extending it's free PHLConnectED program, which provides no cost connections, to families who have children recieving special education services or are English-language learners, and those who participate in public benefit programs with income qualifications 

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The Energy Vulnerability Lab - Participant Observation Exercise

I am currently out of the country so my heater system is not accessible to me. So, I connected with my friend, Mona who lives in Philadelphia, PA. The questions seemed simple enough when we started, but as we went along, we found out that we have not been paying much attention to our heating...Read more

Philadelphia water bills will go up Wednesday. Here’s why, and how it could have been worse.

On September 1st, 2021, Philadelphians will begin to receive water bills that reflect a 3.6% rate increase, as Philadelphia's 2021 water rate case has been approved by the PUC. Over two years, the rate will increase by 10.3% for residential customers. The water rate increase in Philadelphia is...Read more

PIDC taps Dominion Energy for Philadelphia Navy Yard O&M contract

Starting on November 1, 2021, the Navy Yard will be powered by Dominion Energy for the next ten-to-fifteen years. The aim of this project is to provide reliable energy supply to the Navy Yard, which is projected to expand exponentially (in commerce, retail, and residential-type buildings) in the...Read more

Philadelphia Launches New, Income-Based, Tiered Assistance Program

On June 20th, 2017, the city of Philadelphia announced the Tiered Assistance Program (TAP) which provides customers with significant savings on their water bill by offering a consistent bill based on their income. Program highlights include:

•    Customers do not have to be...Read more

Comcast Grants Homeless Shelter Free WiFi

Comcast is providing the same wifi it uses in it's Lift Zones to a Bucks County Homeless Shelter. The Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter is owned and operated by the nonprofit Family Service Association of Bucks County and is a critical resource for individuals and families who have lost...Read more

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase 4 Flyer

This flyer contains information on Phase 4 of Philadelphia's rental assistance program, which provides relief to tenants facing financial hardships due to COVID-19. Funding was authorized by the federal government, and Philadelphia has about $97 million to spend on rental assistance and utility...Read more


This document is PECO's notice for their proposed rate increase, which assumably was sent to their customers/posted on their website. Read more

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