Brinnon community needs broadband service | Letter to the editor

Posted 7/21/21

When I received the 24th Legislative District Update for 2021 from my state representatives, I noticed something was missing.

Along with some state wide financial support for schools, affordable …

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Brinnon community needs broadband service | Letter to the editor

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When I received the 24th Legislative District Update for 2021 from my state representatives, I noticed something was missing.

Along with some state wide financial support for schools, affordable housing, public infrastructure and clean energy projects, our representatives announced how they secured $182 million for specific projects in their 24th District. None from Brinnon were on the list.

There was also mention in the article about the massive $411 million boast to increase access to broadband internet for small towns and rural areas. I am hoping from that larger bill broadband service will be available for our community. Many of our community members, along with students, do not have access to the internet.

Our school superintendent, Trish Beathard, has worked tirelessly to obtain grants for the school.

Grant writing takes lots of time and energy and requires support from many staff and community members. If we can count on receiving internet service from the state, it will be much appreciated for residents and students. Folks in Brinnon have been asking for broadband support for years. It is spotty in many areas of the community.

The 24th Legislators are: Kevin Van De Wege, Senator; Steve Tharinger, Representative; and Mike Chapman, Representative.

Bill Barnet
President, Brinnon School Board

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