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Broadband in Washington | Data.WA

July 9, 2020 | internet | No Comments

Washington has for several years committed substantial state resources to support broadband access and assessment, using a variety of program-specific investment priorities that evolve with the needs of our communities.  In evaluating applications and awarding funds, the state seeks to give priority to applications that:

(i) Provide assistance to public-private partnerships deploying broadband infrastructure from areas currently served with broadband service to areas currently lacking access to broadband services;

(ii) Demonstrate project readiness to proceed;

(iii) Construct infrastructure that is open access, meaning that during the useful life of the infrastructure, service providers may use network services and facilities at rates, terms, and conditions that are not discriminatory or preferential between providers, and employing accountable interconnection arrangements published and available publicly;

(iv) Are submitted by tribal governments whose reservations are in rural and remote areas where reliable and efficient broadband services are unavailable to many or most residents;

(v) Bring

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