Local ISP Supports DNR Response to Salmon Fire

Submitted by isadmin on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 07:57

When the Washington DNR contacted a local ISP for broadband service at their Salmon Fire command Center, the response was immediate.

DNR Salmon Fire Camp at Omak East Side Park
DNR Salmon Fire Camp at Omak East Side Park

After calling Community Net, an Okanogan based ISP providing retail broadband service on the PUD's optical and wireless infrastructure, owner Bill Swazye whent to the East Side Park and installed a wireless transceiver aimed at a PUD wireless access point, and within hours of the call, was providing broadband Internet to the DNR.

This ability of local ISPs to quickly provide broadband to their customers is just one of the many ways in which the PUD broadband project has benefited our communities.

Community Net owner Bill Swazye installing broadband for DNR
Community Net owner Bill Swayze installing broadband transceiver for DNR