PUD Approves Budget And Funding For Fiber Buildout

On Tuesday the Grant PUD board of commissioners approved the utility’s 2018 budget which includes funding to expand its fiber optic network. The board agreed 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. The PUD’s 2018 budget is $33 million less than it was this year.