February 3, 2020 10:56 pm

Denver, CO, February 3, 2020 – The Ferry County and Colville Confederated Tribes Broadband Action Team (BAT), located in northeastern Washington, has selected Magellan Advisors as its broadband consultant through an RFQ process. Magellan’s team will work closely with the BAT and other stakeholders to determine how to address the inequitable access to broadband services, which has proven a barrier to the region’s community and economic development goals. The plan will identify needs and opportunities for future broadband expansion and growth throughout the region.

Magellan, the nation’s leading broadband and smart city consulting firm, will work with the BAT to gain insight into the current state of broadband across the area including availability, speed, affordability, reliability, and capacity of current services. The team will be performing outreach including public meetings in both North County and on the Colville reservation, as well as interviews with area businesses and community anchor institutions to assess current and future needs. The study will also determine where fiber optic infrastructure is currently available and how it might be strategically expanded for the benefit of the community.

Residents and businesses in these areas are encouraged to participate in these events. Information collected will be used for the purposes of this study only. Feedback collected will assist Magellan and the BAT in assessing the current state of broadband, whether it is meeting the needs of residents and businesses, and where and how broadband infrastructure should be expanded.

Additional information about the planned public meetings and other outreach will be distributed as the project proceeds.

The project’s final report will serve as an implementation roadmap to ensuring the broadband needs of Ferry County and the Colville Confederate Tribes are served.

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Magellan plans and deploys the infrastructure that will power our cities for the next 20 years. From gigabit fiber broadband to smart grid networks to the Internet of Things, Magellan develops the most advanced fiber and wireless networks to support thriving communities of the future.

Magellan provides turnkey planning, design, deployment and operations of the fastest, most technologically advanced networks around, connecting the world at light speed and ushering in the next evolution of devices and applications in our homes, businesses and communities.

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