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Inslee signs 9th District's Mary Dye's broadband bill


Last updated 4/5/2018 at 9am

Gov. Jay Inslee (center) and 9th District Rep. Mary Dye (on Inslee's right) at the March 26 signing of House Bill 2664 giving port districts the abilit to provide broadband services.

OLYMPIA - After two years of give and take, legislation sponsored by 9th District Rep. Mary Dye (R-Pomeroy) addressing broadband issues in rural Washington state has been signed into law.

House Bill 2664 facilitates the creation of infrastructure allowing for broadband access in rural areas statewide. According to a March 26 news release, Dye's policy, which initially was met with considerable resistance in Olympia, extends telecommunications authority to all ports in Washington.

"It has been an uphill battle, but in the end tenacity won out," Dye said. "This statute was brought to me b...

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