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Kilmer visits PUD 3, talks rural broadband

Local leaders share infrastructure needs

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, visited Mason County PUD 3 on Monday with U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small and USDA state director Helen Price Johnson to talk with local leaders and officials about broadband infrastructure and other needs.

Kilmer said rural broadband allows people to access the internet for virtual classes or for senior citizens to have telehealth visits.

"Sometimes it's the door of opportunity for a local business to sell their wares all over the place and sometimes, as Tom mentioned earlier, it's to make sure tha...


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