Grant PUD wireless network expands to two locations

Network service now available to more than 400 customers

EPHRATA, Wash.— Customers in the McConihe Flats area northwest of Moses Lake near Highway 17 and near Priest Rapids Dam can now subscribe to Grant PUD’s High Speed Wireless Network.

Customers in both locations have asked the PUD for the High Speed Network wireless service. Their request has been fulfilled with the installation of network hubs that are now capable of providing fast, reliable Internet service to their homes and businesses. The McConihe Flats hub can reach 376 potential subscribers and the Priest Rapids hub about 30. They are the sixth and seventh locations to be served by Grant PUD’s wireless network, joining Quincy, Ephrata and Blue Lake, the Larson area of Moses Lake and another location southeast of Moses Lake. This technology provides reliable, continuous network service of at least 7 megabits per second.

Customers can subscribe to the service by contacting one of the nine wireless Internet service providers listed at grantpud.org and asking to be connected to Grant PUD’s wireless network.

Grant PUD is building out wireless service to fulfill the demands of customers in rural locations who have asked for the rapid deployment of a reliable and fast network. The utility is conducting a survey of customers in rural areas of the county to prioritize where it will deploy new locations for the wireless service.

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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