Broadlinc has been recognized with a 2024 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) in the category of County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy, and Sustainability. The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

Broadlinc and Spokane County GIS used E911 Address Point Data to successfully challenge over 22,000 additional Broadband Serviceable Locations (BSLs) accepted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) into the National Broadband Fabric Layer. This resulted in an additional $300 Million allocated to Washington State for Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) funding by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Read more about this effort from our original posting which includes additional background.

Each year, NACo’s Achievement Awards recognize outstanding programming in 18 categories aligned with the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice and public safety, libraries, management, information technology, health, civic engagement and more. Launched in 1970, the program is designed to celebrate innovation in county government. Each nominated program is judged on its own merits and not against other applications.

“The Achievement Awards recognize excellence in county government and effective public service,” said NACo President Mary Jo McGuire. “This year’s winners have delivered results for our residents and demonstrated innovative efforts to strengthen our communities.”

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, including nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to advocate for county government priorities in federal policymaking; promote exemplary county policies and practices; nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks; optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings; and enrich the public’s understanding of county government.