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May 20, 2022

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Letter: Make broadband a priority


Our governor needs to get his priorities in order to help spend the federal money that Washington has received. His No. 1 priority, in my opinion, is placing broadband in areas where it’s needed. There was an article in today’s paper titled “Digital divide haunts schools adapting to coronavirus hurdles” (Associated Press, Jan. 18).

Yes, climate change is something we all need to work on; however, our children should be our No. 1 priority for better education by remote learning. How are we to educationally develop their minds if they do not have the internet for remote learning? If the governor doesn’t make education by remote learning a priority, we will not have the scientists to assist in medical fields, climate change, diseases, etc.

Please, Gov. Inslee, focus on the broadband for our children before anything else. I’m 84 years of age and don’t have cell service; thus, I use the internet every day for internet calling, information, and education. It’s so important in all of our lives.

I hope the governor reads The Columbian and reads this letter.

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