The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) continues its 2022 “Be Utility Wise” professional development conferences with an upcoming event in Reading, Berks County. The 19th annual “Berks Be Wise” human service conference will be held on Thursday, October 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Miller Center for the Arts, 4 North 2nd Street, Reading. … Continue reading PUC Holding Annual ‘Be Utility Wise’ Event in Berks
Category: Consumer Advocacy
See yourself in cybersecurity
Since 2004, the President of the United States and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, helping individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) lead a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise … Continue reading See yourself in cybersecurity
Safety Tips as Remnants of Hurricane Ian Approach
As the remnants of Hurricane Ian continue to move toward the Mid-Atlantic region – bringing the threat of heavy rain, high winds and potential flooding – the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) and Prince Law Offices, P.C. reminds households of the steps they can take to prepare for, and recover safely from, storm-related power outages. … Continue reading Safety Tips as Remnants of Hurricane Ian Approach
June 1 Price Increases for Electric Generation – What you can do
Act Now to Compare Prices, Consider Shopping with Competitive Suppliers and Energy Options on PAPowerSwitch.com The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is alerting consumers that most utilities will be adjusting their prices for electric generation on June 1 – cautioning that many non-shopping (default service) customers will see sharp increases in energy costs as summer … Continue reading June 1 Price Increases for Electric Generation – What you can do
Abracadabra: Bad reviews be gone?
It’s the oldest trick in the book: Now you see it, now you don’t. This illusion is fine on a Las Vegas stage, but on an online retailer’s website, making negative reviews disappear is hardly magical. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) calls it review suppression – and companies engaging in this practice will be held accountable … Continue reading Abracadabra: Bad reviews be gone?
New ‘835’ Area Code Assigned to Parts of Southeast PA
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PaPUC) announced the assignment of 835 as a new area code which will eventually serve the same geographic area in southeastern Pennsylvania currently served by the 610 and 484 area codes. The Commission voted 3-0 on December 2, 2021, to approve a petition filed by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator … Continue reading New ‘835’ Area Code Assigned to Parts of Southeast PA
Gift cards are for gifts, not payments
Gift cards may be at the top of your holiday gift giving list. But there’s another list that gift cards top, and it’s decidedly less festive. According to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC’s) latest Consumer Protection Data Spotlight, reports received in the Consumer Sentinel database reveal that gift cards are the #1 payment method of choice for scammers, leading to … Continue reading Gift cards are for gifts, not payments
Consider both sides in the vaccine debate, if you can.
Everyone has the right to decide if they want the Covid vaccine. That decision should be yours to make based on as much information as is available to you. Unfortunately the trend towards censorship has now invaded the medical and scientific realm. For example, in Canada, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has … Continue reading Consider both sides in the vaccine debate, if you can.
$5 Million in Funding Now Available for Pennsylvania Broadband Projects
Nongovernmental entities can now apply for funding for projects that facilitate the deployment of high-speed broadband service infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of the Commonwealth through the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program (UHSB). The application window opened June 1 and applications will be accepted until September 24. The UHSB authorizes the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to … Continue reading $5 Million in Funding Now Available for Pennsylvania Broadband Projects
PURPLE PAINT MEANS NO TRESPASSING
A change, during 2020, in Title 18, of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code (2019 Act 103), gives Pennsylvania landowners the option of using purple paint, rather than signs, to post their properties and alert others that lands are private and trespassing isn’t permitted. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has summaries of this recent law on its web … Continue reading PURPLE PAINT MEANS NO TRESPASSING