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End of the gravel road

 

May 20, 2021

-East Washingtonian photo by Charlotte Baker

Bringing high-speed internet to rural areas like Pomeroy makes a "market case" that the same can be accomplished in other areas where the next entrepreneuer may be "three quarters of a mile past the last mile," said Rep. Mary Dye (R-9-Pomeroy).

POMEROY–Mary Dye remembers how "Fiber to the Home" project all started for her. It came in the form of a very long letter from Joe Porie who sent it to her when she was first elected. "That is what triggered my interest in what we can do and how we can do it," said Dye. "He really is the intellectual property who creates this model."

It is pleasing to see how one letter spurred the rise of a...



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