A Pomeroy lawmaker‘s measure to help solve rural Washington’s broadband problem has been signed into law.
Gov. Jay Inlsee signed the bill brought by Republican Rep. Mary Dye, that facilitates the creation of much needed infrastructure allowing for high-speed internet access in rural areas statewide.
The measure removes the definition of “rural” from current statute, giving all ports the authority to construct fiber networks that are affordable for any number of telecoms or internet service providers to operate in underserved towns and neighborhoods.
The new law takes effect in June. (Rep. Mary Dye)