Washington Lawmakers Struggle to Close Rural Internet Gaps

Government Technology: Some call Keller, Wash., the “black hole.” The Ferry County community of about 200 people on the Colville Indian Reservation has limited and slow broadband service that hurts students who rely on the Internet for schoolwork and hinders economic opportunities as businesses steer clear and residents decide to move away.

With a long waitlist for addiction treatment and the nearest facilities at least an hour away, the remote tribe has wanted to build a treatment center for some time.

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