Customers to help shape direction of High Speed Network

Grant PUD requesting participation through online and phone surveys

EPHRATA, Wash. – Grant County residents have an opportunity to help shape possible expansion of Grant PUD’s High Speed Fiber Optic Network. On the heels of focus groups and public outreach meetings, customers can participate through an online survey by visiting grantpud.org and clicking on the “Fiber Optic Outreach Survey” button.

The survey will be available through May 14. The results will provide one of many reference points that Grant PUD Commissioners will use to determine policy related to expanding fiber optic service to county residents currently without access. Commissioners and staff recently held two public meetings to initiate dialogue with customers and determine preferences associated with possible expansion of the High Speed Fiber Optic Network. The service currently extends to 70 percent of county residents. Commissioners are expected to consider public comments and explore scenarios associated with possible expansion this summer.

In tandem with the online survey, a representative sample of customers will be contacted May 4 through May 7 by a third-party research firm to participate in a brief telephone survey. As always, customers should remember anyone claiming to call from Grant PUD will never ask for payment or Social Security information over the phone.

To find out if your home has access to one of the most robust internet connections in the U.S., visit http://grantpud.org/customer-service/high-speed-network or call customer service at 1 (888) 254-1899.

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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.

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(509) 754-5035 / publicaffairs@gcpud.org

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