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PUD completes broadband network

PUD completes broadband network

Over the past several years, roadsides around the county have sprouted large wooden spools wound with beefy black fiber-optic cables. The Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) has completed installing 200 miles of these cables on power poles to transmit high-speed Internet connections. The project, financed by the federal Stimulus Act five years ago, helped...
PUD must replace burned power poles before winter

PUD must replace burned power poles before winter

Although the Okanogan County Public Utility District (PUD) was able to restore power fairly quickly after the August wildfires, 280 of the utility’s poles were so badly damaged that they have to be replaced before winter. The repairs will require one or two daytime power outages to make the repairs safely, according to General Manager...
New structures to carry broadband, powerline cables

New structures to carry broadband, powerline cables

By Marcy Stamper
The PUD installed 11 extra-tall power poles south of Twisp that will carry fiber-optic cable for Internet access, the high-voltage transmission line, and the distribution line that carries electricity to each customer.
Fiber-optics to expand Internet access around Okanogan County

Fiber-optics to expand Internet access around Okanogan County

By Marcy Stamper
Crews are working on a PUD project that will extend the possibility of high-speed broadband connections to about 80 percent of the utility’s customers.