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OKANOGAN PUD COMMISSIONERS GOING AFTER STATE BROADBAND GRANT

At Monday's Okanogan County PUD Commission meeting, commissioners approved an application for a broadband expansion grant that, if awarded, would build direct fiber to homes and businesses in Twisp, Pateros and Conconully. The application is due to the Washington State Broadband Office next Tuesday. The $11.6 million project would cover the costs of fiber connections. Those residents who decide to take internet services would then need to connect with retail providers for a service plan.

The state broadband office plans to release the list of awardees in late February. This is the sixth broadband-related grant application Okanogan PUD has pursued through various agencies.


In other business, Commissioner Jerry Asmussen took his oath of office after being re-elected this past November. He was also named board president again, with Commissioner Scott Vejraska serving as vice president and Commissioner Bill Colyar as secretary.


Commissioners and staff also discussed state legislative topics to be addressed this session; among top areas of interest and concern are wildfire mitigation, clean energy, as well as hydrogen and other energy-related technological advances.

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