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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Port finalizes activation into broadband cooperative

 

December 12, 2019



Port of Whitman commissioners Dec. 5 approved resolution 19-19 that activates the port’s participation in the new Broadband LLC cooperative. The motion was passed on a 2-1 vote.

Port Commissioners Kristine Meyer and John Love voted in favor of the resolution, and Commissioner Tom Kammerzell voted against.

The official name of the Broadband LLC is NEWCO, LLC. The other five ports involved are Bellingham, Kalama, Pasco, Ridgefield and Skagit.

In April 2000, the state legislature authorized port and public utility districts to build telecommunications infrastructure.

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