Senate approves sweeping bill to expand rural broadband access OLYMPIA – With lightning-fast Internet and 5G service just around the corner, the Washington Senate approved a sweeping bill Wednesday that paves the way for expansion of high-speed broadband services in rural and underserved areas of the state. Senate Bill 5935, sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, establishes high-speed broadband... Read More...
Sheldon rural broadband bill approved by Senate committee OLYMPIA – A bill designed to expand access to broadband services in rural communities throughout the state was unanimously approved Thursday by the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee. Senate Bill 5935, sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, creates a new state Office on Broadband Access, launches an advisory group,... Read More...
New restrictions lead Sheldon to vote no on well-water bill OLYMPIA – The Legislature’s solution to a rural-Washington water crisis misses the mark, state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, said Thursday. Though a measure passed by lawmakers Thursday allows well-drilling to resume in rural areas statewide, Sheldon said it imposes a patchwork quilt of new rules property owners will find difficult... Read More...
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