Organization City of Mount Vernon, IS Dept
Communities Covered Parts of Skagit County, Mt. Vernon, City of Burlington, Port of Skagit
Goals of the Network

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1995 Interconnect city facilities. 1996 connecting all city facilities. 1998 decided to offer services to city. 2000 first half of ring was $200,000 capital budget. 2001 got $500k grant to finish ring. 2002 services offered to ISP. Reducing monthly expense to operate as a city. Saved $50K/year. Use access capacity to facility economic growth.

Goals Achieved

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Have met the interconnection goal that lowered annual operating costs. Have had biz located there because they have infrastructure. Building healthcare network to connect medical facilities.

The Network's Impact
  • Impacted/impacting all four equally
Initial Investment Amount $200,000.00
Investment Covered We deployed the network in phases after paying for initial buildout
Source of Investment
  • Capital fund
  • Other
Other Source of Investment State grant paid for 2nd half of fiber funding
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