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March 19, 2024

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Broadband Connectivity and Emergency Communications in Elk, WA

Although broadband internet has significantly improved emergency communications, it is unfortunately not available everywhere. Keith Davis, a third generation rural Eastern Washingtonian, shares how lack of broadband access during the Oregon Road wildfire in Elk, WA area in August 2023 made the dangerous situation worse.

Landscape on fire.