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The Economic Development Council serves as the broadband planning entity for Lincoln County and leads the Broadband Action Team (BAT). The Economic Development Council has been advocating for expanded and improved broadband infrastructure in both incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county since 2010. Expanded and improved broadband infrastructure continues to be a priority today.

Lincoln County Broadband History  A history of broadband planning in the county since receiving high speed fiber; an outcome of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Recent Rural Broadband News

Getting Connected Spokesman Review coverage of Rural Broadband Workshop   
 hosted by the EDC  (thumbnail pic of Spokesman logo)

   
USDA Report: Case for Rural Broadband    


NTIA Releases Guide to Federal Broadband Funding  
           

Broadband In Washington An outline of Washington State’s broadband policies, 
goals, and investment priorities for 2019 

Current Projects
In November 2019 Lincoln County and the EDC partnered on an application for a Broadband Planning Grant from the Washington State Dept. of Commerce Community Economic Revitalization Board. If awarded, funding will be used to determine the functional and financial feasibility of making high speed broadband available to the county’s citizens and businesses through a partnership with the Port of Whitman. Awards will be announced January 16, 2020.

Past Projects
Connecting Lincoln County and Appendix  A 2018 assessment of broadband access, adoption, and community. This assessment was a partnership between the Lincoln County Broadband Action Team and the NTIA’s BroadbandUSA program.

Harrington Business District Broadband Build:
Press Release Harrington Broadband Project featured at Governor Inslee’s broadband policy release event (2019)
Press Release Harrington PDA Presents Project to Senate Committee for Economic Development and International Trade (2018)
Press Release Harrington Millennials make Broadband a Priority by building their own business district network.

Local Technology Planning Team and Appendix  A 2014 study of infrastructure, access, and use of broadband plus an evaluation of the Lincoln County PUD as a middle mile service provider.
Press Release Local Technology Planning Team Funded (2013)

Miscellaneous
2011 Annual Report on Broadband in Washington
2012 Annual Report on Broadband in Washington

 

 

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