Board + Members
Public Utility Districts (PUDs) were created to provide utilities to unserved and underserved communities. 100 years ago, the major utility needed was electricity. PUDs helped build this critical infrastructure out to rural areas where private electric providers were not investing. Our members had the foresight to expand that utility mission to broadband, which is the critical infrastructure of today. Through the ongoing support of these members, NoaNet provides services that support their communities and utility operations, as well as seeking to bridge the digital divide in underserved areas of Washington State.
More than 20 years ago, member Public Utility Districts (PUDs) had the foresight to realize broadband as a utility that would impact local economies in ways we could not yet imagine. Through that vision, they formed a statewide not-for-profit broadband network called NoaNet (short for Northwest Open Access Network) to enhance telecommunications access throughout Washington State.
Widely available and reliable access to broadband service is important to our state’s economic health, access to education and essential services, and quality of life. Public Utility Districts and NoaNet play a critical role in connecting communities by providing access to high-speed broadband service.
Our board is made up of members of the nine Public Utility Districts and one joint operating agency in Washington State that own and provide leadership for NoaNet.
We have a group of Member Representatives that are also made up of members of the nine Public Utility Districts and one joint operating agency in Washington State that own and provide leadership for NoaNet.
Below are documents associated with our board meetings including agendas and an annual calendar.