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The Broadlinc Spectrum: March

Broadlinc is hard at work advocating for Spokane County to expand internet access with assurance that the new corresponding policy at the local, state, and federal level ensures funding awards connect our local unserved and

March 18th, 2024|

Broadband Connectivity and Emergency Communications

Broadband internet has significantly improved emergency communications, but it’s not available everywhere! Keith Davis, whose family has lived in rural Eastern Washington for three generations, shares how lack of broadband access during the Oregon fire

March 7th, 2024|

Outside Plant Project Manager

The Broadlinc Outside Plant Project Manager is experienced in managing telecommunications infrastructure projects, construction of underground/overhead utilities, and handling outside plant data/information. They thrive on being part of a dynamic team and are skilled

February 29th, 2024|

FCC Presents at NACo

At this year’s National Association of Counties conference, the FCC joined to highlight the work being done to extend broadband access across the US. Check out their slide deck for details about the national fabric

February 14th, 2024|

Broadlinc ACP Support

Executive Director, Ariane Schmidt, sent signed letters of the below to the offices of Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers, Senator Murray, and Senator Cantwell in our support of a short-term extension of Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) funding

February 8th, 2024|

BEAD Challenge Process

Looking to engage in the BEAD challenge process?

On Dec. 14, 2023, The Pew Charitable Trusts sent a memo to state broadband offices that participate in Pew’s broadband education and training initiative, detailing the process for

January 14th, 2024|

Bridging the Digital Divide

Connecting rural residents of Spokane County will take new thinking and new technology. This slide deck, put together by our Executive Director, Ariane Schmidt, shows how internet is essential for a developing economy, and how

November 6th, 2023|

Broadlinc Featured in GSI Connect

Accessible Broadband is The New Essential Utility!

Our Executive Director, Ariane Schmidt talks about Broadlinc in the 2023-24 edition of Greater Spokane Inc’s Connect Magazine. Broadband, high-speed internet, plays a pivotal role in our modern lives,

October 17th, 2023|

Broadlinc Successfully Challenges FCC Broadband Maps

Today, through Broadlinc, Spokane County successfully challenged data on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) maps, adding more new Broadband Serviceable Locations (BSLs) than any public entity in the state of Washington.

“Broadband has become the new

August 28th, 2023|

Emergency Internet Access for Medical Lake

When fiber-based (high speed) internet access became unavailable due to the fire destruction at Eastern State Hospital and Lakeland Village, Mayor Terri Cooper contacted Broadlinc and coordinated an emergency backup system utilizing innovative semi-fixed 80′

August 21st, 2023|

Councilmember Cathcart Joins Broadlinc

Spokane City Council Member Michael Cathcart has been appointed to the Spokane Regional Broadband Public Development Authority (Broadlinc) as liaison from the City of Spokane.  

“I’m incredibly proud to participate in this

August 14th, 2023|

Broadband 101

Broadlinc and NoaNet, a Washington State Municipal Corporation working to connect anchor institutions (eg. schools, hospitals, libraries, etc.), put together a helpful slidedeck to answer some basic questions about what broadband is, and the state

March 31st, 2023|
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