State Senate unanimously votes to create statewide broadband office
Last updated 3/14/2019 at 9:40am
A statewide broadband office would be created under legislation passed by the Washington state Senate in a unanimous vote on March 6.
Senate Bill 5511 would establish the Governor’s Statewide Broadband Office, require the Public Works Board to create a grant and loan program, and modify the state Universal Communications Services Program, along with other changes.
The expansions to the Universal Communication Services Program would cost $5 million annually and if the money is not used in any given year the funds would rollover.
The Public Works Board grant and load program could be awarde...