|Did You Know...||The PUD's fiber optic network is used to provide broadband services to local businesses and facilities in the following sectors:|
Okanogan County PUD (PUD) has a 150 mile fiber optic backbone that runs along the Hwy 97 corridor from Pateros to the Canadian Border, up the Hwy 153 corridor from Pateros to Twisp and over Hwy 20 from Twisp to Okanogan.
There are fiber optic distribution networks in many of the towns within the county including Oroville, Tonasket, Omak, Okanogan, Brewster, Pateros and Twisp. Distribution supports many of the retail businesses, medical clinics, hospitals, libraries and schools in our communities. Services are also extended to residential locations.
The PUD also operates two additional networks. The PUD’s Wireless Broadband network utilizes 12 towers located in the following communities: Oroville, Ellisforde, Tonasket, Omak, Okanogan, Malott, Monse, Brewster and Twisp. This network currently serves just under 500 customers through local RSPs (Retail Service Providers).
In 2009 the PUD received federal grants to improve broadband communications in rural America. In 2014 the PUD finished construction of a Wifi Broadband network that includes over 170 access points throughout the county. During this construction over 180 cable miles of fiber optic cable was placed extending fiber capabilities into rural areas of the county. Through RSPs there are over 1600 subscribers served.
If you are interested in taking advantage of services offered over Okanogan County PUD infrastructure, whether via fiber or wireless, please contact one of the authorized Retail Service Providers here.
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