Port receives grant to expand internet
January 27, 2022
OLYMPIA — The Port of Whitman County is receiving $1.06 million to extend fiber optic internet.
“The project will bring Gig-speed broadband access to approximately 143 homes and businesses. It will also connect the Steptoe School District, Whitman County Fire District #11, Steptoe Grange Hall and Steptoe Post Office,” stated a spokesperson.
Construction is set to begin before June 2022 and conclude by December 2023.
The estimated total cost of the project is $1.3 million. St. John Telephone Company committed to providing a $267,500 grant match.
“St. John Telephone is thrilled to b...