OLYMPIA — The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is receiving $4.09 million for a broadband acceleration project, which would be completed by Dec. 31, 2024.

The funding, announced Wednesday by the state Department of Commerce, is part of $145 million in Broadband Infrastructure Acceleration grants aimed at connecting communities that currently lack reliable high-speed internet service.

The state’s goal is to connect all state residents to broadband by 2028. The grants will pay for 13 construction projects in 14 communities across the state.

Some of the other grant recipients in eastern Washington include:

  • Spokane Tribe of Indians: $16.8 million, estimated project completion by Dec. 31, 2024.
  • Adams County: $10.3 million, estimated project completion by Dec. 1, 2023.
  • Lincoln County: $5.2 million, estimated project completion by Dec. 31, 2023.
  • Port of Whitman County: $1.06 million, estimated project completion by Dec. 1, 2023.

Grant requests totaled more than $413 million for 36 different projects. Another $120 million in funding will open later this spring.

A complete list of all project applicants from this round and a map of funding by county are available at broadband.wa.gov.



Ian Dunn: (509) 664-7157

dunn@wenatcheeworld.com

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