Washington ranks first in nation for broadband

BY THE TRI-CITY HERALDDecember 8, 2012 

Washington ranked first in the nation for broadband adoption, network speeds and economic structure, according to a recent study by TechNet, a network of CEOs and senior executives.

"The state's ranking reflects state broadband planning going back to 2008 and more than $2.3 billion in public and private investment in infrastructure and training during that period," said Will Saunders, program and policy director for the Washington State Broadband Office, in a news release.

A high broadband adoption rate of 77 percent in 2010, network speeds and the state's information, communication and technology jobs all contributed to Washington's ranking. The full report is available at www.technet.org.

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