Broadband Action Team (BAT)

Expanding broadband access for residents and businesses in Snohomish County has been and continues to be a high priority. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how dependent we are on reliable, high speed internet and how large the service gaps are among our residents and businesses. The effort to expand broadband access took a large step forward in March, 2021 with the inaugural meeting of the Snohomish County Broadband Action Team (BAT).   


The BAT is a collaboration of stakeholders in our community focused on identifying the need for broadband expansion, raising the awareness of the need, and developing strategies for addressing the need. Executive Somers, Councilmember Nehring, and Councilmember Low have brought these stakeholders together to form the BAT. The stakeholders involved include community leaders from education, healthcare, business, first responders, local government, and providers. 


In an effort to expand public awareness of broadband needs and increase participation in the state’s broadband speed and access survey, the County Executive and County Council declared March 29th-April 2nd Broadband Access Week in Snohomish County. Residents, students, and businesses are encouraged to complete the access and speed survey during Broadband Access Week. 


We will keep this page updated with the latest news from the Snohomish County Broadband Action Team.


Department of Commerce Broadband Survey:

https://www.commerce.wa.gov/building-infrastructure/washington-statewide-broadband-act/speedtestsurvey/


Our BAT Partners

Washington State Representative Sam Low - 39th LD
Washington State Senator Keith Wagoner – 39th LD
Washington State Senator Ron Muzzall – 10th LD 
Washington State Representative Carolyn Eslick – 39th LD 
Washington State Representative Dave Paul – 10th LD 
Washington State Representative Clyde Shavers – 10th LD 
Washington State Broadband Office 
Washington State Department of Natural Resources 
City of Stanwood 
Town of Darrington 
Town of Index 
City of Gold Bar 
Stanwood-Camano School District 
Darrington School District 
Lakewood School District 
Monroe School District 
Sultan School District 
Snohomish School District 
Lake Stevens School District 
Snohomish County PUD 
Port of Everett 
Economic Alliance Snohomish County 
Sno Isle Libraries 
Wave 
Ziply 
Comcast 
WSU Snohomish County Extension 
League of Women Voters 
Glacier Peak Institute 
Evergreen Health Monroe/Sultan 
Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue (FD 7) 
Snohomish Fire District 5 
Sky Valley Fire (FD 26) 
North County Fire/EMS