In the spring of 2000, the Washington Legislature passed a telecommunications bill giving public utility districts in the state the authority to provide wholesale telecommunications services.

As a member of the NoaNet network, Pacific County PUD uses their fiber optic network for the high-speed communication needs of the utility. Excess bandwidth capacity is made available by the PUD on a low-cost wholesale basis to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Incumbent and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs & CLECs), and cable providers who then retail this access to their customers for high speed communications, data transmission, and Internet connectivity.

Questions regarding telecommunications services as well as information about the county’s fiber infrastructure can be directed to Marc Wilson, Information Technology Manager.