Dayton broadband project is complete

DAYTON – The Port of Columbia has announced construction and splicing on the Dayton Community Project wrapped up on Monday. Crews will spend the next couple of weeks doing wrap-up work.

If anyone still needs to sign up for service, contact one of the three partner internet service providers – Emerge by Inland Cellular, Columbia iConnect, or PocketiNet. As they are busy connecting new customers all at once, the port asks everyone to be patient.

The port’s next project is the Touchet Valley Broadband Project. This will provide high-speed internet access to 50 premises – farms, homes, businesses, a cell tower, and a state park along the Highway 12 corridor six miles west of Dayton.

Bids were received in August and Blue Mountain Telecommunications Services of Walla Walla was awarded the contract. The first stages of this project are underway.