As chosen by customers during strategic planning, the Public Power Benefit will bring access to PUD fiber from about 69 percent to 85-90 percent of 2014 county residents within 11 years. Locations for future work will be identified each year during budgeting for the following year.
$2.1 million is committed to continue broadband network expansion through the Public Power Benefit Program in Cashmere, Chelan, Leavenworth, Manson, and Sunnyslope in 2017. This work will bring access to more than 900 new locations. You can view a map of the 2017 expansion areas here:
2016 Build Out Overview Map
2017 County Overview Map
Fiber access was expanded to 709 locations in
Manson, Cashmere and Leavenworth in 2016. Customers in these areas can connect under the Public Power Benefit program for two years after access is brought to their area. This map shows where access was expanded in 2016:
Customers in expansion areas who want a fiber connection are urged to contact a service provider and make the request now.