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By Christopher Kim
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Mill Creek resident proposes city broadband system


Last updated 7/23/2021 at 11:12am

In May, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Public Broadband Act, which removed all preexisting bans on public broadband networks in the state of Washington. Prior to that, Washington had been one of 18 states with regulations on public broadband systems.

The bill now grants legal authority to public utility districts, counties, towns, and port districts to offer retail broadband services much like a private company such as Comcast does.

With these regulations lifted, one citizen has proposed that the City create its own municipal broadband service.

David Wood proposed the idea to the Mill Creek Cit...

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