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Washtucna's broadband plan gets funding

Construction to start in September 2022

WASHTUCNA – The town will be receiving a grant from the state Washington State Public Works to provide broadband services directly to homes.

The agency’s board of directors approved 15 funding requests for broadband expansion during its Dec. 3 meeting.

According to Chairman Kathryn Gardow, $44.6 million was made available to fund the projects.

Washtucna will receive $788,946 to bring broadband to homes, the agency said, noting it is fully funding the request.

Construction here is expected to begin Sept. 30, 2022, starting with a broadband town adjacent to City Hall, 165 Main St.

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