How the
Northwest Connects


Community Support

NoaNet believes that broadband can improve the human experience, connect communities, create opportunities, ensure public safety, and empower change. When effectively utilized, technology can be transformative, helping us realize these meaningful impacts.

Broadband Feasibility Assessments

Plenty of consultants can write your community a guiding document about the importance of broadband access, but none that brings with them NoaNet’s expertise in Washington State Broadband or operates as a non-profit organization as we do. We won’t give you a 100-page document telling you that broadband is important; you already know that. We will leverage your planning dollars to create a Road to Broadband document for your community with actionable steps to connectivity. Nobody knows more about community broadband in Washington State than us. Let us tap that knowledge to build you a strong plan for your community’s connected future.

Network Deployment Strategy

As a public agency, we believe in being fiscally responsible and ensuring the long-term viability of infrastructure investments to benefit our communities. As your partner, we will wade with you into the many paths forward on how to have a successful broadband project and maintain it for the life of the infrastructure. We will not just tell you what you want to hear; our vast experience in making broadband work helps us inform your community’s unique situation to formulate the best possible path forward.


We help our community partners navigate the complex protocols and processes needed to bridge the digital divide with best-in-industry expertise.


Network Planning

NoaNet’s engineering, operations, and outside plant teams are industry leaders that have produced, designed, engineered, permitted, contracted, and managed hundreds of telecommunications facilities, including long-haul, middle-mile, local-loop, and lateral network extension projects. We have the expertise necessary to evaluate and provide insight into existing facilities, design and implement a new network. We know the current and future technology trends to plan for today’s and tomorrow’s subscriber needs. NoaNet’s competent team delivers robust facility and engineering solutions to deploy the telecommunications needs for your network. Our team is structured through internal, prime, and sub-contracting relationships to create innovative solutions, practical designs, and expert implementations with precise project coordination.

Video Resource Library

From broadband basics to specific network technologies, if you’re looking to learn about broadband, this resource library may be just what you’ve been looking for. A huge thank you to the many expert guest speakers who have provided their time and knowledge to help compile this resource for the public.


Demand Aggregation

For a cost-effective and sustainable broadband deployment, consumer-level data is critical. Federal data on broadband service availability is widely inaccurate. To understand the frontline consumer experience, we begin our feasibility assessments by determining if there is a need for additional infrastructure investment and where those needs exist. We have invested in a survey collection and data-mapping tool to quickly deploy and manage this demand aggregation system at a low cost to our community partners.


The Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps households afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

The Road to Broadband

Engaging in a broadband plan can feel like stepping into an unknown world. Don’t fret— follow the path one step at a time, and you’ll be on your way to a successful broadband project. NoaNet is here to help along the way.  We have built a vast toolkit to evaluate local communities, and their broadband infrastructure needs in the past 20 years and have leveraged that toolkit to create this Road to Broadband guide for communities. Download the Road to Broadband, and let us know if we can help you and your community define a path forward to make world-class broadband access a reality.

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