On Friday, June 7, Grays Harbor County Public Utility District, Representative Derek Kilmer, and local community leaders, will participate in a roundtable discussion on new efforts to connect communities to high-speed internet. The event will take place at 9:15am at Greater Grays Harbor in Aberdeen. 

The roundtable discussion will focus on how connecting communities to high-speed internet, through new legislation like the Broadband for All Act sponsored by Rep. Kilmer, will lead to new jobs and businesses, empower students by placing new information at their fingertips, and help rural communities get in on the economic growth that’s been largely concentrated in America’s cities.

The Broadband for All Act would create a new tax credit of up to 75 percent for groups of two or more homeowners or businesses to help cover the cost of building the infrastructure needed to get them online. The tax refund applies to any available technology, so each group can choose the best option that bridges the “last-mile” gap between their homes and businesses and the existing broadband service network.

WHO:

Representative Derek Kilmer

Grays Harbor County PUD

Regional Stakeholders

WHAT:

Roundtable Discussion on Expanding High-Speed Internet

WHEN:

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 9:15AM

WHERE:

Greater Grays Harbor, 506 Duffy Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520