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Governor, local leaders discuss broadband access

Gov. Jay Inslee merged from the presidential campaign trail onto the local information superhighway last week.

His route Tuesday brought him to Friday Harbor, Anacortes and Skagit Regional Airport in Bayview. At the Skagit County stop Inslee discussed expansion of broadband internet service to remote rural areas with business leaders and public officials.

“I’m really encouraged with what I’ve heard,” Inslee said following the nearly hour-long public session, his final stop of the day. “This (broadband) is the greatest small town rural development tool we have, times ten.”

Inslee was briefed on...


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