Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ratepayers foot the bill for PUDs’ broadband | Letters to the Editor | Tri-CityHerald.com

FCA responds to recent celebrations of NoaNet rural broadband in south Central Washington in this opinion-editorial – Taxpayers foot the bill for PUDs’ broadband, Tri-CityHerald.com. Answering the question of who’s footing the bill, we alert PUD electric ratepayers to how and … Continue reading

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Nothing much for PUD electric ratepayers to celebrate

There won’t be much to celebrate in the Tri-Cities when electric ratepayers of the area’s two PUDs discover how much they’re paying for PUD and NoaNet broadband. The Tri-City Herald reports that Governor Gregoire, local PUDs, NoaNet are celebrating the … Continue reading

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Grant PUD terminates general manager

Grant PUD reports on its web blog that the commission has voted to terminate general manager, Tim Culbertson. Saying that, “Mr. Culbertson’s decision to maintain a relationship with another utility employee makes it impossible for him to discharge his unique … Continue reading

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Farewell, NoaNet

Farewell, NoaNet | The Wenatchee World. It still may work, but NoaNet may no longer be worth the risk. The agency is taking on debt in a new venture to extend fiber connections to rural areas and cellphone towers, matching … Continue reading

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Click Network claims competitor is going door-to-door saying bad things

Click Network claims competitor is going door-to-door saying bad things – bad things that aren’t true, Click says | The Biz Buzz – The News Tribune.

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Chelan PUD withdraws from NoaNet, follows Douglas PUD

Following a earlier decision by Douglas PUD to withdraw from NoaNet, Chelan PUD’s board voted July 2 to opt out of the PUD broadband consortium. Read the Wenatchee World article here. Chelan and Douglas and other Washington public utility districts have been covering … Continue reading

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