NoaNet was formed by several Public Utility Districts (PUDs) in Washington in 2000 with the mission to bring high-speed telecommunication services to unserved and underserved communities for utility uses and use by their constituents.
NoaNet operates a fiber network totaling more than 3,300 fiber miles throughout Washington State, connecting the local PUDs anchor institutions, and other independent communications networks to each other and to the major carrier connection points in Seattle and Spokane. This network touches all of the counties in the state and connects hundreds of communities and businesses, many of whom have never before had access to advanced telecommunication services.
There is still much to be accomplished as there are still communities without this lifeline infrastructure. NoaNet continues to look for innovative solutions to bridge the digital divide in Washington State through Public-Private Partnerships, relationships with communities, and opportunities to serve.
With NoaNet coming in and giving everyone this tool, small businessess on the peninsula have the ability to prosper economically.
-Cherie Kidd, Former Mayor of Port Angeles