Cheney considers joining Broadlinc

PDA wants to bring fiber optics to rural areas

CHENEY – The City Council met on May 14 to discuss the possibility of joining the Spokane Re gional Broadband Public Development Authority (PDA). The meeting featured a presentation by Arianne Schmidt, the executive director of Broadlinc, outlining the benefits and mission of the PDA.

Broadlinc was established in December 2022. It is governed by an in dependent board and includes towns, cities, and unincorporated areas of Spokane County.

Schmidt explained, “It was created to em body the three-pronged mission of the PDA – to remember we have unconnected communities outside of the city, our rura...


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