Fiber and Telecom Benefits of Public Power
Stats below are from 2014
- The PUD fiber network transports cable TV, plain old telephone service and internet data services.
- The core network system has about 100 Gbps of capacity, the equivalent of 20,000 HD movies streaming simultaneously.
- Information is transmitted over fiber optics by light—and the speed of light is 299,792,458 meters per second. This is 186,000 miles per second or about 671 million miles per hour!
- 29,903 premises have access to the fiber system and 12,434 premises are connected to one or more types of service (phone, internet, video) through Local Service Providers.
2014 Recommendations for Strategic Investment
As part of the process leading up to the 2015 strategic plan, a working group of community members and PUD employees created a set of recommendations for investment in fiber and telecommunications benefits. Their report is available as a PDF file at the link below.