Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet)
The NoaNet project proposes to enhance education and health care access for residents across Washington State by expanding an existing high-speed network with an additional 830 miles of fiber and eight new microwave sites. The expanded network is expected to directly connect 123 anchor institutions in 18 counties, and deliver new and enhanced broadband capabilities to some of the more remote regions of the state. Specifically, the project plans to provide speeds of at least 100 Mbps to 57 libraries, 22 government facilities, 38 medical centers, two tribal service centers, and four community colleges. The project expects to connect the Jamestown S'Klallam tribal center, library and clinic; the Shoalwater tribal center and clinic; and provide connection opportunities for the Makah tribal center and clinic.