Finding A Way To Pay For Fiber

The Grant County PUD Board of Commissioners has endorsed building out the remaining 30 percent of its fiber system. Now the commission is figuring out how to pay for it and two commissioners want to see more money allocated from the PUD’s budget to get the job done. Commissioners Dale Walker and Tom Flint put forth suggestions at the commission’s Oct. 24 meeting to increase the current $3 million allocated for connecting customers to fiber and $2 million for operations and maintenance costs. The commission meets again Nov. 14.