By Brent Johnson
The Journal 

Ritzville and Adams County agree to matching funds on broadband project


Last updated 8/3/2022 at 12:56am

RITZVILLE – The City Council voted last Tuesday to contribute $85,877 in matching funds for its portion of the Adams County Broadband Project. The match will come from the city’s Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery fund.

A grant of more than $10 million from the State Broadband Office will cover a majority of the project, which will upgrade fiber infrastructure and provide “last mile connections” to areas of Lind, Ritzville and the edge of Othello.

Washtucna is excluded from the plan, as the town has already funded its own broadband expansion via a state Public Works Board grant.


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