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Broadband coming to Adams County

First phase of $10.7 million project is underway

RITZVILLE – Since the height of the pandemic in 2021, extending broadband capacity has become a priority for Adams County Commissioner Dan Blankenship and other county leaders.

They’ve pushed the project forward because Adams County is a “broadband desert,” according to Blankenship.

He likens the current situation to rural electrification efforts during the Great Depression of the 1930s. In those years, it became a national priority to extend electricity to the countryside.

“We’re trying to do the same thing here,” he said.

“Speeds aren’t fast enough and our ability to use the internet in mult...


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