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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Design work underway for Port fiber-to-home project


January 23, 2020

Port commissioners received an update regarding the fiber-to-the-home project at their meeting Jan. 16.

In August 2019, the port received $1 million from Whitman County’s .09 funds to design and construct a fiber-to-the-home network in five rural towns in Whitman County. The first town in this project is Rosalia.

“Rosalia's design has been turned in to Avista, and we got feedback from them and the design is being revised,” said Kara Riebold, chief operating officer.

Along with designs, Riebold mentioned that some connections will need to go on Frontier Communications poles in some of...

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