16 wireless sites were improved through this grant in underserved communities throughout Lewis County including Winchester, Craigmont, Reubens, Nezperce and Kamiah.
Lewis County partnered with Airbridge Broadband to improve broadband in the area.
Previously, in Lewis County, only 21.5% of residents had access to high-speed internet. Additionally, it was noted in the Broadband Taskforce Report that Lewis County was one of the most underserved areas of Idaho.
Lewis County’s internet shortcomings had become even more apparent in light of COVID-19 as according to city officials, residents did not have access to broadband capabilities that enabled social distancing, telework and distance learning.
The project improved the safety and security of those in Lewis County in light of COVID-19.
“I appreciate the opportunity Commerce presented to Lewis County. We made years of progress in a few months.” – Lewis County Commissioner, Justin McLeod
Learn more about the Idaho Broadband Grant Program here.