High Speed Network
Use the interactive map below to see if the Grant PUD High Speed Network is available in your area. Locations with access to Grant PUD’s High Speed Fiber Network are highlighted in purple. Areas with a green border are currently under construction and will have access soon. The other blue-shaded areas highlight the implementation order for expanding the network to the remaining portions of the county. You can also search addresses by typing your location in the box on the upper right.
Fiber Availability Expansion
There is no associated time frame for any future expansion. Any further expansion will be based on the overall financial conditions of the utility and the network. For details on how we determine where we will be building next, please contact email@example.com.
The list below shows the proposed implementation order for future expansion.
|Potential End Users||Location||Estimated Construction Cost|
|465||1. Crescent Bar -Off Island + Trinidad||$1,400,000|
|168||2. Complete Hub 226 - Beverly and Schawana||$900,000|
|488||3. Sunland Estates||$1,600,000|
|271||4. Complete Coulee City Area||$1,600,000|
|342||5. Blue Lake - Park Lake - Alkali Lake||$1,500,000|
|279||6. Ancient Lake White Trail||$1,900,000|
|376||7. McConihe Neppel Stonecrest||$2,100,000|
|346||8. ML - Complete Base Area||$2,800,000|
|142||9. Kittleson/Rd N Industrial/Wheeler||$1,000,000|
|312||10. Ephrata City Limits/Hub 106/Rocky Ford||$2,600,000|
|106||11. Electric City - Banks Lake Hub 86 Completion||$700,000|
|145||12. Cave B to Beverly Burke 2SW to 2NW||$1,300,000|
|285||13. Ephrata - South Ephrata Substation||$2,200,000|
|280||14. Rd 9 NW and Hwy 283||$2,200,000|
|110||15. Gloyd to Stratford||$1,500,000|
|315||16. Perch Point-Wilbur Ellis to I90||$2,500,000|
|142||17. Dodson to Winchester Wasteway N I90||$2,100,000|
|337||18. Royal City Surrounding Area||$3,100,000|
|40||19. Complete Hartline Area + Rd V NE at Rd 47 NE||$1,500,000|
|121||20. George Area Completion||$1,200,000|
|22||21. Between Hartline and Wilson Creek||$1,100,000|
|238||22. Mattawa Surrounding Area||$2,300,000|
|66||23. Soap Lake - SE to fish hatchery and N to Lake Lenore||$600,000|
|362||25. Warden Area Completion||$3,600,000|
|242||26. North, East & South of Quincy||$1,900,000|
|185||27. NW and SW of Quincy||$1,500,000|
|167||28. Rd A SE/Smyrna/Crab Creek||$2,100,000|
|53||30. Dodson Frenchman||$800,000|
|129||31. Wahluke Proposed||$1,900,000|
|78||32. Desert Aire to Rd O SW||$1,200,000|
|103||33. I90 Rd U NE/SE||$1,100,000|
|83||34. Hwy 281 N. of I90 to Rd 3||$1,000,000|
|78||35. Stratford - Summer Falls - Billy Clapp||$1,000,000|
|95||36. White Trail Substation Area||$1,300,000|
|83||37. Braden to George and Black Sands||$1,900,000|
|133||38. Ruff Substation||$2,800,000|
|59||39. Complete Hub 114||$1,400,000|
|60||40. Sagebrush Flats w/Hub 15 Completion||$2,200,000|
Discover Network Services
Internet-based service offerings vary by service provider. Rates are affordable, and can be even lower when customers subscribe to more than one service, for example both internet and TV. Check with your service provider for more info.
High Speed Internet
Grant PUD fiber is the fastest and most consistent way to receive internet and streamed services at your home or business in Grant County. This is world-class speed. You’ll like it better than anything else you’ve used around here. Believe it.
Wireless Internet Access
Grant PUD wireless networks are available in some areas around Ephrata, Coulee City, Moses Lake, Quincy, George and Mattawa. Download speeds top out at about 7 megabits per second. Check with a service provider for more info about performance. Some service providers may have additional wireless options.
Enjoy the security of a wired telephone service for your home or business, delivered over the internet. Look for savings when you “bundle” it with Internet and TV. Ask your service provider.
Premium movies, sports, sitcoms and dramas, national news, local programming, cartoons, food, home improvement and more. Most everything worth watching from a cable or satellite TV company is available in high-definition through your local service provider over Grant PUD fiber. Check with a service provider for lineups and channel packages.
With a connection to the Grant PUD fiber optic network, you’ll receive the fastest Internet service in Grant County. High-speed packages offered by independent service providers are faster than dial-up, DSL and cable — your connection is always on. When your computer is running, your Internet connection is up and available whenever you want it. No more dialing or disconnections — DSL and cable can’t even come close to matching the speed of our fiber optic network connection.
Network Service Providers
Grant PUD’s High Speed Network is the county’s fastest delivery system for internet and other digital services, but state law prohibits us from selling these services directly to you, the end user.
Contact one of the local companies listed here. They sell services over PUD fiber and will get you hooked up. They’ll also be your go-to folks for questions and troubleshooting.
Find a Provider
2623-A Euclid Wenatchee WA 98801
Se Habla Español
9 Basin St SW Ste 103B Ephrata WA 98823
223 Main St.223 Main St. Grand Coulee WA 99133
402 N Columbia Coulee Dam WA 99116
Grant County Powernet
236 S Ash, Moses Lake WA 98837
135 Basin St SW Ephrata, WA 98823
Se Habla Español
223 E. Broadway, Moses Lake, WA 98837
Se Habla Español
626 Okoma Drive, Omak WA 98841
PO Box 2393, Mattawa, WA 99349
Se Habla Español
Noel Communications Inc.
901 E. Pitcher St, Yakima, WA 98901
Northland Fiber Direct
254 Fig St N, Moses Lake WA 98837
Odessa Office Equipment
PO Box 489, Odessa WA 99159
Saddle Mountain Wireless
PO Box 2087, Mattawa WA 99349
Se Habla Español
7109 Timberlake Lynchburg VA 24502
1354 Pacific Pl, Ste 102, Ferndale WA 98248
High Speed Network FAQs
Choose a service provider that offers the services — internet, telephone and TV and/or wireless — that you’re interested in. Ask other fiber users in your area who they’ve chosen and why. Then get on the phone and call a few. If you get a good vibe and have heard good things about them, they’re probably right for you.
First, use our search tool to ensure Grant PUD fiber is available in your area. If it’s available, contact the service provider of your choice and make an appointment for installation. They can also advise you about the type of equipment you may need, including a wireless router. Your service provider is your go-to source for information and troubleshooting.
Your service provider is your go-to source for all concerns or questions about your fiber and services.
Grant PUD built its first fiber network in the 1980s for high-speed communications between its Columbia River dams and the dispatch center at its Ephrata Headquarters. Dispatch monitors and controls when and how much power the dams are generating. Fast communications are very important. Fiber was a faster means than the microwave communications it replaced.
In the 1990s talk began of the network’s potential as a commercial or wholesale service. State lawmakers granted PUDs wholesale telecommunications authority in 2000 (RCW 54.16.330 and RCW 55.16.340). This authority allows PUDs to build and operate fiber networks, but not sell services over the network to “end users” (homes and businesses). Private companies, commonly called “service providers” pay the PUD fees to sell internet, telephone, cable TV and other services over PUD fiber. End users pay their service providers — not Grant PUD — for these services.
We began expanding fiber in 2000 to schools, government offices and areas of higher population density. As of early 2018, the network was accessible to 70 percent of Grant County residents and businesses. Total network build-out cost through 2016 was $256 million. That build-out was initially funded with reserves and a bond issue (financing). Grant PUD later used its own funds to pay off the bonds. Today, the fiber network is funded and maintained through a combination of the fees paid by the service providers and revenue collected from all Grant PUD customers through electric rates.
We’re trying. Generally, the remaining 30 percent are the most difficult or expensive folks to serve. Following a year of analysis and public discussion, Grant PUD commissioners in December 2017 expressed their commitment to extending the network to the remaining 30 percent of county residents and businesses, based on an annual assessment of available funding. The cost to extend the network to the remaining 30 percent is currently estimated at $66 million to $76 million. We plan to work on this little by little over the next decade (through 2028), funds permitting. As of early 2018, over half of Grant PUD customers subscribe to fiber services through area service providers. In some small communities, this “take rate” is as high as 74 percent.