Fiber to the Home ribbon cutting


May 20, 2021

-East Washingtonian photo by Charlotte Baker

The Port of Garfield celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony recognizing the February 2021 completion of "Fiber to the Home" project that is now bringing broadband high-speed internet to the rural community of Pomeroy. Those who joined in the fun and excitement of a great accomplishment are from left: Washington State Rep. Joe Schmick, R-9, Colfax; Washington State Rep. Mary Dye, R-9, Pomeroy; Port of Garfield Commissioner Ed Crawford who has the honor of cutting the ribbon; Washington State Commerce Department Director Lisa Brown; Janéa Delk Executive Director for Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB); Matt Harris Port of Garfield Commissioner; Larry Scoggin Port of Garfield Commissioner; and Diana Ruchert Port of Garfield Manager.

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield held a ribbon cutting on the Port office west lawn, officially signifying completion of "Fiber to the Home" rural broadband fiber optic project early this year in February, reaching the downtown and most city residents.

Port of Garfield Manager Diana Ruchert opened the ceremony by acknowledging key people in mapping out a plan to bring high-speed internet to the area,...

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