Monthly Archives: June 2012

Grant PUD considers withdrawing from NoaNet

Grant PUD commissioners Tuesday discussed a recommendation from Communications Network Manager Warren Miller to consider withdrawing from NoaNet. In his recommendation memo Miller warned: A retail telecommunications business model for NoaNet creates little value but great risk for Grant County … Continue reading

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Fired Chelan PUD fiber managers say they were scapegoated, accuse Janney

Chelan County PUD commissioners spent much of August 2010 gearing up for a critical vote on whether to accept a federal grant and expand a decade-old fiber-optic network that had missed multiple completion targets and wasn’t paying its bills. via … Continue reading

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Chattanooga named as White House partner in new broadband program | timesfreepress.com

Chattanooga named as White House partner in new broadband program | timesfreepress.com. As part of the new push, President Barrack Obama on Thursday will sign an executive order that will direct federal agencies better cooperate with private broadband providers in … Continue reading

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Chelan PUD considers new telecom rates, service fees, policies and GM authorities

Chelan PUD commissioners today are considering resolutions to change the rates and fee structure for its wholesale telecommunications services. The factual background discussion includes the following: In order to address immediate rate and cost concerns and to meet the financial … Continue reading

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Chelan PUD Fiber Jobs On The Line (AUDIO) – KPQ-AM

Now comes the harder part, raising fiber rates, employee lay-offs, and a sustainable business model. Tune into to audio comments from PUD General Manager John Janney and PUD telecom employees Tony Valentine and Al Sherman. 06/05/12 PUD Fiber Jobs On … Continue reading

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NoaNet rural broadband seminar cancelled

NoaNet has cancelled tomorrow’s rural broadband seminar originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 12 in Olympia. They intend to schedule a replacement webinar at some point in the future. I’ll let you know when I know more.

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PUDs shouldn’t sell broadband | The Wenatchee World

These comments from Wenatchee World publisher Rufus Woods from November 2011 are worth remembering and repeating: Officials of local broadband companies are correct when they say that if the public utilities are allowed to compete with them to sell services … Continue reading

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