PUD Voting On Budget Today

This afternoon the Grant PUD board of commissioners will vote on approving the utility’s 2018 budget which is expected to include funding to expand its fiber optic network. The meeting agenda includes a vote on a motion to authorize a transfer of $7 million from reserve funds to pay for the first year of expansion work which means the project can be done without a rate increase. Currently 30 percent of the county does not have access to the PUD’s fiber optic high speed internet system.