Organization Grant County Public Utility District #2
Communities Covered All of Grant County in Washington State (All incorporated Cities in Grant County, except George)
Goals of the Network

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Bring broadband service to our customers in rural Grant county in central Washington. First customers were schools, City Hall, hospitals (prime target for first buildout in 2000)

Goals Achieved

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Goals achieved, but still planning on bringing the network to some parts of the county. Participation goal is 40%. Current participation rate is 33%, but numbers increasing steadily. Planning to bring service to George and other developed areas as well. 9,292 - subscribers to network 37,074 - business, residents, and facilities that have fiber Lots of businesses relocating there due to fiber. Seeing tremendous growth. Telemedicine growing there. Big players like Google, Microsoft, Intel, etc. are wanting to be involved in data centers in Grant. Lots of online classes for schools. Lots of school have technology centers.

The Network's Impact
  • Impacted/impacting all four equally
Initial Investment Amount $2,300,000.00
Investment Covered We deployed the network in phases after paying for initial buildout
Source of Investment
  • Capital fund
Investment Repaid? We had/have no obligation to repay the initial investment (e.g. it was a grant)
Services offered
  • Wholesale via open access network (ISPs sell retail)
  • Sell dark fiber services