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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Port to revisit Broadband grant application


October 29, 2020

DAYTON—Only the top seven applicants out of a field of thirty have been chosen to receive funding from the Washington State Public Works Board for their broadband projects. The Port of Columbia was not among them, having ranked in the middle of the field at number twelve by the board last Friday.

“What this shows is there is a huge need for better broadband service and not enough funding to go around,” The Port’s Executive Director Jennie Dickinson said

Dickinson said the Port’s application would have been stronger if the engineering had been completed, but there were time constra...

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