Swinomish gain federal internet service grant


The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is one of two tribes in the state that will receive $500,000 grants to secure high-speed, affordable internet service.

The Swinomish and Makah Tribes each received grants through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced Friday.

“This award,” Cantwell said, “will help the Swinomish and Makah Tribes plan out and build broadband infrastructure so that over 300 more tribal households can access telehealth appointments, remote learning and other online services that require high-...

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