Town of Skykomish, Washington Selects Magellan Advisors to Conduct a Broadband Feasibility Study
Denver, CO, Monday, October 19, 2020 – Through a competitive RFP process, the Town of Skykomish, Washington has selected Magellan Advisors as its partner in the development of a Broadband Feasibility Study.
The Town of Skykomish is a rural community located in the Upper Sky Valley region of King County, deep in the Cascade Mountains, and is noted for its scenery, which attracts hikers, skiers, and ecotourists. The Town lacks the robust broadband needed to serve the needs of its residents, businesses, and visitors. Skykomish was awarded a grant through the Washington State Public Works Board to develop a feasibility study for obtaining the needed connectivity to support its community. To accomplish this, Magellan will assist the Town in inventorying existing infrastructure, identifying unserved and underserved areas, and developing strategies that support expanding access to high-speed internet to support distance learning, telehealth, and remote work, and to provide local businesses and civic organizations with the ability to provide internet-enabled services to visitors and residents.
Magellan’s West Coast team will work with Skykomish’s leadership to bring stakeholders including residents, businesses, public safety organizations, education, transportation, surrounding municipalities, and King County together to evaluate the unmet needs for broadband within the Upper Sky Valley. We will conduct a broadband survey that measures actual speeds, collects information about the availability, reliability, and affordability of broadband, and solicits feedback from the community about the need for additional options for connectivity. Based on the results of the study, our team will develop an action plan for expanding broadband by pursuing state and federal grant opportunities, cultivating strategic partnerships, and capitalizing on existing assets to expand access within Skykomish and the region.
About Magellan Advisors
Magellan Advisors provides planning, engineering, grant development, implementation and management of the fastest, most technologically advanced fiber and broadband networks.
Our mission is to connect every community, one at a time, to the digital economy so that no one is left behind. Our work ensures that communities are able to access every opportunity the internet has to offer so they can thrive in the connected world.
We work for municipalities, utilities, co-ops and regional governments but serve any organization that is building fiber and broadband infrastructure.
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