NoaNet has connected rural offices of multiple Washington State agencies to their main or regional offices for over 10 years. The services the state provides to residents help them with access job services, health care, education and more. NoaNet continues to support the State to bridge the gap to access for rural residents by working with member Public Utility Districts (PUDs) and other public and private networks across Washington.
NoaNet provides a significant portion of the education (K20) traffic throughout the state of Washington. This includes tail circuits coupled with NoaNet backbone fiber transport between schools, school districts, Educational Service Districts (ESDs) and WA Consolidated Technical Services (CTS) nodes. As a wholesale-only provider, NoaNet works with resellers such as CTS-approved Local Exchange Carriers (LECs), national and regional service providers and cable companies who sell the bundled services directly to CTS and K20.
Recognizing that governmental agencies and schools must meet a fixed annual budget with no monthly billing fluctuations, NoaNet offers the option of fixed-rate pricing through open, un-metered ports to support the greatest possible throughput without burst charges.
NoaNet has created a large dedicated channel for local and state governmental entities across its backbone. Qualified locations, including city halls, courthouses, fire and police departments, county sheriffs, 911 centers, and state agencies may request a connection to the LGN. Once connected a participant in the "LGN cloud” may request a connection to any other participant(s) with the consent of all parties.
The LGN provides an opportunity for participants to establish secure, reliable connections for remote disaster recovery or to share services, Internet, voice traffic or information with related public offices. Some users find significant savings by sharing costs and access to common software platforms.
A public entity can be connected to the LGN via a 100Mb or Gigabit full-duplex port with flat-rate monthly pricing on a 60-month term. Rates are the same throughout the state, regardless of a metro or rural entrance to the cloud. Many rural public offices were connected through the NoaNet BTOP fiber expansion project of 2010-2014 and have NoaNet already in their building as a result. Those sites not already connected directly to the NoaNet backbone may be connected with a tail circuit arranged by NoaNet for an additional fee. This may be either a direct fiber construction or through a local provider.If you would like more information on the LGN, please send us your info using the contact us page or at
NoaNet recognizes and supports the importance of secure communication among first responders among all levels of government in the event of local or regional emergencies such as wildfires, earthquakes, floods and landslides as well as man-caused disasters. NoaNet works closely with local, state and federal agencies and priorities first responder traffic on the network.
Learn more about the FirstNet and Washington OneNet efforts to create a statewide and national network of first responders at:
Also be sure to watch this video outlining the importance of broadband access for first responders in their own words .