Over the last decade, states and communities across the country have been engaged in the process of actively seeking solutions to help bring broadband (high speed internet) to unserved and underserved neighborhoods and communities within their jurisdictions.
Columbia County was recently awarded an Oregon Business Development Department (OBDD) grant, funded in part by the Oregon State Lottery, for Broadband Planning. The grant project looked at the current availability and need for high-speed internet access across the county, determined where there were gaps, and made recommendations for possible solutions to bridge those gaps.
Read about what we learned, consultant recommendations, and what next steps might be to bring broadband to Columbia County. →