Tag Archives: NoaNet

Tri-City debates public broadband

The Tri-City Herald weighed in August 3 with its take on government-owned broadband saying high-speed internet access is essential for rural residents (Editorials: Tri-CityHerald) and constructing a straw-man of urban-dwellers who take their broadband speeds for granted. And, public utility district (PUD) commissioners … 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 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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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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NoaNet holds rural broadband seminar in Olympia Tuesday

The NoaNet Rural Broadband seminar is being held at Red Lion from 10 through their complimentary lunch. This is a free registration, but they want you to register, so go here to do that. Encourage all your friends to attend.

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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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