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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

 

Washington State: Franklin PUD offers wireless broadband in Pasco

In Pasco, Washington, Franklin Public Utility District (PUD) has built a wireless broadband system, using its' extensive fiber optic network as a backbone. The PUD will offer wholesale capacity to third party ISPs (Internet service providers) who will in turn offer service to end-users. (State law prohibits PUDs from selling service direct to end-users.)

Across the Columbia River, neighboring utility Benton PUD has been offering similar service in sister city Kennewick for several months. The two utilities are collaborating on their telecommunications projects.

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