During a tour of the eastern part of the state, the governor addressed the importance of connecting rural and underserved communities to high-speed Internet service.
(TNS) — Finding ways to extend high-speed broadband capabilities to rural and underserved communities is “the economic development challenge of our time,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday.
Speaking to a group of local officials and regional economic development managers in Pomeroy, Wash., Inslee said high-speed connectivity is essential to keeping rural communities strong. It provides the infrastructure they need for education opportunities and medical service, and allows small-town businesses to find customers, compete and create jobs.
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