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County broadband moving closer

Commissioners OK purchase of equipment

RITZVILLE – Adams County Public Works Director Todd O’Brien updated county commissioners on the construction of a broadband network slated to serve Lind, Othello and Ritzville during their Feb. 20 meeting.

“From my perspective, we’re still a ways out,” he said. “But we’re moving closer.”

In general terms, broadband extends frequencies so data can move faster. Defined as “high-speed Internet access that’s always on and faster than traditional dial-up access,” broadband includes several high-speed transmission technologies: Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), cable modem, fiber-optic, wireless, satel...


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