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This report from 2016 details the second of three phases of Seattle’s plan to close the digital divide. It describes action strategies for the three main goals of the initiative—devices and technical support, connectivity, and skills training—which were developed following workgroups with technology, civic, education, and business leaders.
This article spotlights Petrichor, a corporation working with municipalities in Washington and Idaho to help communities apply for state and federal grants to build broadband infrastructure. Prior to forming Petrichor, its executive director, Joe Poire, built open access networks comprising more than 450 miles of fiber, which has resulted in competition in previously unserved markets.
This 2020 State Broadband Office report from Washington defines the 2024-2028 state broadband goals of high speed access for all by 2024 and 150/150 Mbps symmetrical speeds by 2028 and makes recommendations for how to meet these goals. It also provides an overview of the current state of broadband in Washington and provides examples of successful past initiatives.
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