Public Utility District of Pend Oreille County

Pend Oreille County Public Utility District (PUD) Broadband Network

The Pend Oreille County PUD Broadband Network project plans to bring high-speed, affordable broadband to underserved areas of Pend Oreille County in northeastern Washington State, which borders Idaho and Canada. The proposed fiber-to-the-premises network would deploy approximately 526 miles of fiber-optic cable to deliver last-mile broadband Internet services and facilitate critical network redundancy in this rural area. The project plans to offer affordable, high-speed broadband access to as many as 3,200 households, 360 businesses, and 24 community anchor institutions.

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$27,257,838
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Officials cut a ribbon at the Pend Oreille’s construction ceremony

Public Utility District of Pend Oreille County (PUD) in Washington state deployed 573 miles of fiber optics through June 2013. These new miles of fiber are part of PUD’s plans to deploy a 588-mile fiber network to bring affordable broadband access to rural areas of the county in northeastern Washington. Currently, the project employs more than 35 local construction crews that are laying fiber-optic cable. When complete, PUD’s network will deliver broadband Internet services to several rural communities that border Idaho and Canada. This new network also will increase reliability and upgrade broadband speeds to approximately 3,200 households, 360 businesses, and 15 community anchor institutions.

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