King 5: Push for Municipal Broadband, as Pandemic Highlights Lack of Internet Access in Rural Washington

On a chilly Wednesday afternoon, dozens of people stood outside in the cold, waiting in a slow moving line to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

To some, in the school parking lot, it was a visual reminder of the virtual problems which exist in rural Mason County.

“They have been trying to figure out when to get their shots,” said Dana Rosenbach, about a couple of her neighbors standing in the line who were frustrated by the lack of internet connectivity to book an appointment or even use the PhaseFinder tool put out by the state Department of Health.

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