State Broadband Office offers $120 million in grants to build “last mile” infrastructure

28 Nov 2022


OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Broadband Office is accepting applications now through January 17, 2023 for grants of up to $12 million each for broadband infrastructure construction projects. With $120 million available, the grants target “unserved” areas – defined as areas lacking access to reliable wireline connection service at speeds of at least 100/20 Mbps. Washington’s goal is to provide high-speed internet access for all of its residents and businesses by 2028.

“A strong economy is an equitable economy, where everyone has a chance to reach their potential,” said Washington Commerce Director Lisa Brown. “Access to broadband service and digital literacy are basic necessities for daily life – education, work, healthcare, community services, e-commerce and entertainment. Continued investment in our communications infrastructure and digital equity strengthen communities throughout our state.”

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