Monthly Archives: May 2012

PUD officially writes off $99 million in fiber debt

Why aren’t they just calling this $100 million? Calling it the “easy part,” Wenatchee World reports today that Chelan PUD commissioners unanimously agreed to wipe $99 million in fiber debt owed to its electric utility off the books. The next step, they say, … Continue reading

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NoaNet connects to anchor institutions in Washington

PSBJ reports that NoaNet (the Northwest Open Access Network) will be connecting communities across Washington to high-speed Internet. NoaNet, a nonprofit organization owned by 12 public utility districts and network service providers, is using the grant money to connect rural … Continue reading

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House committee reviews broadband projects

The take-away comment from this hearing was from: Rep. Charles Bass (R-NH), author of House-approved legislation to return unused or reclaimed funds made available for broadband awards in the stimulus to the U.S. Treasury, explained the importance of ensuring that … Continue reading

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Electric ratepayers will pay for Chelan PUD’s decision to write-off fiber debt

This opinion-editorial from Fair Competition Alliance was published in the Wenatchee World on April 28, 2012 Ratepayers will carry the load, (Wenatchee World) Chelan County PUD commissioners voted April 16 to approve a $99 million write-off of internal loans, essentially … Continue reading

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