Grant PUD to conduct wireless network survey

Utility sending mail survey to 10,000 potential wireless subscribers

EPHRATA, Wash. — Grant PUD will begin conducting a survey of potential wireless network customers in Grant County this month. Those who receive the survey, which is being mailed to about 10,000 customers in proposed wireless locations, are asked to fill out a postage-paid postcard and return it to Grant PUD.

The survey informs the customers of Grant PUD’s plan to expand its wireless Internet network to rural parts of the county. The survey then asks customers how they are currently connecting to the Internet as well as their interest in subscribing to the PUD’s network, which promises a reliable, continuous connection of at least 7 megabits per second.

The utility will use the information from the survey to determine when and where it will deploy the wireless network going forward. Grant PUD is developing plans to provide a countywide Internet network within the next three years and the results of the survey will help the utility prioritize locations for network service expansion.

Customers who would rather answer the survey questions by e-mail are asked to send their replies to publicaffairs@gcpud.org or call (509) 754-0500 during normal business hours.

For more information on Grant PUD’s wireless network and a list of participating Internet service providers, visit http://grantpud.org/customer-service/high-speed-network.

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Established by local residents over 75 years ago, Grant PUD generates and delivers energy to millions of customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. What began as a grassroots movement of public power has evolved into one of the premiere providers of renewable energy at some of the most affordable rates in the nation. For more information visit www.grantpud.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

MEDIA CONTACT(S):
Chuck Allen
(509) 754-5035 / publicaffairs@gcpud.org

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