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, which 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, which 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 Broadband Plan: Broadband in Washington 2019.

 

 

 

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.