NoaNet was formed by public utility districts to meet the needs of Washington State's unserved and underserved communities by building a network of fiber optic telecommunications platforms to reach communities that may never have had access. High quality broadband access is essential for communities to thrive in the global workplace and classroom. It is also critical for a community's economic engagement to have access to the web. It is also crucial for utilities to monitor and secure public utilities.
Utility networks provide secure connections that are redundant and reliable. These allow critical traffic to travel uninterrupted so that utilities can monitor and respond to events in real time. This prepares utilities for efficient and timely deployment of utility employees in case of emergency or outage. Broadband access is also a matter of public safety for utilities so utilities must meet NERC & FERC regulatory standards. Power grids, water, and other public services must be protected to ensure the health and safety of the entire community.