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Capital budget offers funding for rural broadband


Last updated 3/30/2021 at 10:26am

OLYMPIA – The 2021-23 Senate capital budget proposal unveiled March 25 will provide needed funding to increase broadband in rural parts of Washington, said 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler.

The Senate proposal dedicates $490 million toward broadband expansion in the state.

“Insufficient broadband has been a problem in 9th District communities and other rural parts of Washington, so it is very good to see the Senate capital budget provide so much funding to address it,” Schoesler, R-Ritzville, said. “Having better broadband in rural Washington will help students relying on the Intern...

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