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Whidbey Telecom to receive Infrastructure Acceleration Grant Award to expand The BiG GiG Fiber Network® to more homes on Whidbey Island.

The Washington State Broadband Office has announced funding for 13 construction projects that will deliver reliable, high-speed Internet access in 14 communities when completed. The $145 million in Broadband Infrastructure Acceleration grants move Washington another step closer to its ambitious goal of connecting all residents of the state to broadband infrastructure by 2028….

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Whidbey Telecom Receives $1 Million USDA Grant to Expand Fiber to Homes in Point Roberts.

On December 16, 2021, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Whidbey Telecom was awarded a $1 million Community Connect Grant to connect underserved residents and businesses to high-speed broadband Internet in Point Roberts, Washington….

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The holidays are a time for connecting with friends and family. They’re also a time for browsing recipes for tasty treats, online shopping, and creating and sending Christmas cards. Research shows that our internet usage tends to be higher than normal during the holidays, especially during the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Do your children follow Santa’s journey using Google’s Santa Tracker?…

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Each Fall in late October, Whidbey Telecom produces a new phone book directory. The directory serves as a resource for finding local services, businesses, residents, and community hotlines, all in one easy-to-use print and online resource. 

2021 Directory cover artist Mary McGinnis of Langley, WA

“We enjoy searching for an artist to create the new cover each year,” states Julia Henny,…

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Whether home or away, you want to know that your home is secure. Home security systems can be complex, but they don’t have to be. At Whidbey Telecom, we try to keep it simple. With new smart security and home devices being introduced all the time, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the options. Plus, installation can be a big challenge to getting everything hooked up because each “smart”…

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