Gov. Inslee announcing proposed statewide broadband policy

VIDEO: Gov. Inslee launches new initiative to bring high-speed broadband internet to rural areas

Gov. Jay Inslee is announcing his proposed statewide broadband policy Wednesday morning.

The policy is expected to include changes to policies themselves and investments in infrastructure. A press release from the governor's office said that "access to quality and affordable broadband internet helps create jobs, improves public safety, access to healthcare services, and increased educational opportunities."

Watch KIRO 7's Essex Porter full report embedded above.

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