PUD Board Receives first draft of Broadband Plan

From the Peninsula Daily News:

“The PUD worked with CCG consulting to develop a plan to bring high-speed internet to more Jefferson County residents, O’Donnell said.

High-speed internet is defined as speeds higher than 25 megabytes per second, which about 70 percent of county residents lack, he said.

The estimate to have fiber-optic connections extended and made available for all Jefferson County residents is more than $90 million, he said.

“That is an estimate of what could happen, that’s not necessarily what we’re even looking to do,” O’Donnell said. “One of the first steps for the board is decide to what degree do they want to get into the fiber business and what is their overall goal.

“Is it to provide services everybody? Only to people who don’t have it? Or only as makes financial sense for the PUD or our ratepayers? All those things still need to be determined.”

Jefferson PUD eyeing expanded high-speed internet access | Peninsula Daily News

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