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Rep. Dye’s broadband bill passes the Senate


March 15, 2018

Rural Washingtonians are one-step closer to having access to reliable high-speed Internet.

A measure sponsored by Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy removes the restrictive definition of “rural” from the existing statute and lets all ports build optical fiber networks to homes and businesses where in the past private companies had difficulty financing these projects.

Ports now can build optical fiber infrastructure to reach underserved communities across the state.

House Bill 2664 now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for signature.

Rep. Dye provided the following statement on the unpreceden...

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