Community Anchor Institutions in Rural Washington Connected by NoaNet

Date: 4 Apr 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Adams County, situated in eastern Washington, is now connected to the regional Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) infrastructure. Ritzville, the county seat and home to about 1,600 people, connected last fall, funded through a combination of American Reinvestment and Recovery … Read More

Benton Public Utility District Brings Fiber to Richland, Washington

Date: 29 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Benton PUD, located in south central Washington, recently expanded its fiber foot print through Richland and Rattlesnake Mountain. The move involved a collaborative effort between the City of Richland, the Benton PUD, and the Department of Energy. According to Annette … Read More

Open Access Network in Mount Vernon, Washington Created More Jobs and Government Savings

Date: 21 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Mount Vernon, Washington, started building their own fiber optic network in 1995 and over the past 18 years have continued to add incrementally. While the network started as a way to connect a few municipal facilities, it has since expanded … Read More

In Washington, Mt. Vernon Attracts Businesses with Open Access Network – Community Broadband Bits Episode 38

Date: 19 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Nearly 20 years ago, a small community between Seattle and Bellingham, Washington, began building a fiber optic network to connect key municipal facilities. In the years since, Mt Vernon has expanded the network to many community anchor institutions and businesses … Read More

Bill Moyer – Episode 2 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 31 Jan 2013 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this edition of Local Energy Rules, John Farrell and Wade Underwood speak with Bill Moyer of the Backbone Campaign about a nascent community solar project in Vashon, WA. We ask Bill about his involvement with the project as a … Read More

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