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Snohomish County invests $1.5 million in Digital Equity and Broadband Access

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Snohomish County, Wash., September 18, 2023—Executive Dave Somers announced that Snohomish County is investing $1.5 million of its federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation into a digital equity initiative operated by Sno-Isle Libraries. This funding will increase the capacity of their loanable computer with hot spots by 750 devices and will expand their digital […]

Comcast boosting speeds of internet customers across Washington

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More than 1.3 million Xfinity households across Washington state – 22,000 in Lynnwood – have been waking up to faster Internet, thanks to Xfinity. Washington state’s largest gigabit network is boosting speeds on its most popular plans last week, providing customers with an even better connectivity experience as they stream the latest 4K blockbuster, game […]

County launches study to identify high-quality broadband deserts

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Snohomish County, Wash., August 10, 2022 – Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced a new effort to expand access to high-quality broadband. Using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, Snohomish County will launch a comprehensive study to identify gaps in high-quality broadband access for households across the county. The study will specifically review and map […]

Comcast expands affordable connectivity program

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Comcast announced two new ways for more than 2,000 households in Lynnwood to get connected through the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Comcast is participating in the ACP and the $30/month benefit can be applied to any tier of Xfinity Internet service. Qualifying customers in the company’s service area can sign up for Internet […]

Snohomish County declares “Broadband Access Week”

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By Snohomish County Government | Press Release SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash, March 24, 2021 – This morning, The Snohomish County Executive and County Council adopted Joint Resolution #21-007, declaring March 29 through April 2, 2021 as “Broadband Access Week” in Snohomish County. The goal of Broadband Access Week is to increase public awareness of broadband needs […]

Washington Public Works Board approves $17.8 million for broadband construction across state

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By Washington State Department of Commerce | Press Release OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Public Works Board announced nearly $18 million in grants and loans for seven broadband construction projects in unserved communities across the state. Applicants requested more than $73 million for 29 different projects, and the board approved qualified projects from a rated […]

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