Washington



State broadband website(s):

The Washington Department of Commerce oversees broadband adoption and deployment efforts on behalf of the state. As of 2017, the CERB Rural Broadband Program ;that sits within the Department of Commerce has grant-making and loan authority specifically for broadband infrastructure. The Washington State University ExtensionWashington Utilities & Transportation Commission Washington Office of Privacy and Data Protection, and Washington Office of the State Chief Information Officer also play a role in overseeing broadband-related activities.

State broadband contact(s):

A variety of state programs fund broadband-related projects such as the Community Economic Revitalization Board which funds feasibility studies and fiber buildout by local governments and the State Universal Service Fund which provides time-limited support to rural telephone companies to replace terminating access charge revenue.

 

State broadband coordinator:

The Washington Department of Commerce oversees broadband adoption and deployment efforts on behalf of the state. As of 2017, the CERB Rural Broadband Program ;that sits within the Department of Commerce has grant-making and loan authority specifically for broadband infrastructure. The Washington State University ExtensionWashington Utilities & Transportation Commission Washington Office of Privacy and Data Protection, and Washington Office of the State Chief Information Officer also play a role in overseeing broadband-related activities.

Broadband programs:

A variety of state programs fund broadband-related projects such as the Community Economic Revitalization Board which funds feasibility studies and fiber buildout by local governments and the State Universal Service Fund which provides time-limited support to rural telephone companies to replace terminating access charge revenue.

 

Funding for broadband:

CERB Rural Broadband Program

State information is gathered by BroadbandUSA using publically available sources (e.g. state websites). The information is validated by the points-of-contact at each state-level agency(-ies). This information was last updated Summer 2018. The information is reviewed and updated periodically.