Whitman County Gazette 

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...

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