Comcast and Spokane County have finalized an agreement that will expand the availability of high-speed internet services in Chattaroy, Washington. Comcast will construct the infrastructure and make available a fast and reliable fiber-rich network and full suite of services to over 600 Chattaroy homes and businesses, including multi-gig broadband speeds for residential customers and speeds up to 100 Gbps for business customers.
The nearly $5 million high-speed internet expansion project is being funded as a public-private partnership between Comcast and Spokane County, with Comcast contributing $2.3 million and the County contributing up to $2.5 million of federal funding allocated through the Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.
“We are excited to have finalized an agreement with the county to expand availability of broadband internet services in Chattaroy,” said Terry Davis, Sr. Director of External Affairs, Comcast Pacific Northwest Region. “Public-private partnerships like this one are advancing rural broadband deployment in Washington and we will continue to seek opportunities to expand to even more communities with limited or no service options.”
Eligible customers in Comcast’s service area in Chattaroy will be able to sign up for the company’s Internet Essentials program, which provides low-cost, high-speed broadband for income-constrained households. Comcast has connected more than 15,000 households in Spokane County to high-speed Internet at home, many for the first time, through the Internet Essentials program.
Comcast also participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides qualifying households with a $30 monthly credit toward internet and mobile services.