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Discover NoaNet’s Professional Services

For more than 20 years, NoaNet has helped bring broadband to unserved and underserved areas throughout Washington, and we are ready to do the same for your community.

Our professional capacities, like our broadband networks, are vast and diverse:

  • Broadband Studies
  • Business Planning
  • Network Engineering
  • Grant Writing and
  • Construction Management

Broadband Studies

NoaNet can effectively leverage your planning dollars to create a Road to Broadband document with practical considerations and actionable steps to connectivity. We work with your organization to explore different approaches to facilitate broadband deployment and create shovel-ready projects with all the information you’ll need to apply (and win!) state and federal funding programs. Let us help you build a strong path forward for your community’s connected future. This detailed process takes time and experience. NoaNet staff will help unify stakeholders and engage your community, evaluate your community’s user experience, target pockets of greatest need, conduct a local market analysis, collaborate with area service providers, and address barriers to digital inclusion. We’ll craft a plan to meet the unique needs of your community and prepare you for the future.

Business Planning

NoaNet excels at planning, managing, and modeling when it comes to the business of broadband. Following a robust market analysis where we engage directly with your community, NoaNet’s broadband network planning consultants estimate expected take rates (service subscribers) in your project area to create a take rate pro forma and business planning. We can also help you wade through the many successful ways broadband businesses can be achieved and find what makes sense for your organization’s goals with our business model evaluation and comparison. We understand it takes time to build up enough to support an entire staff in-house, so look to NoaNet for interim staff management. Public utilities in Washington created NoaNet to bring scale to this particular issue for their separate telecommunications networks. Use NoaNet staff as you scale your team or keep us on the job long-term to minimize internal staffing needs.

Network Engineering

We support every aspect of your network engineering needs. NoaNet’s engineers develop innovative solutions for network architecture to maximize bandwidth while fitting within a project’s budget. We provide full-service engineering, including a consulting review of your plans or starting from scratch. Our staff can be a resource for your organization. NoaNet covers a lot of ground, from network architecture design, testing and planning, electronics design and configuration, network design to the end-user premise, SD-WAN integration and management, and much more. Sometimes nothing stacks up to experience. With more than two decades of on-the-ground experience in Washington State, our team has invaluable knowledge of preparing for and managing a successful network deployment.

Grant Writing

Whether you’re new to the grant writing process, are not winning as many grants as you’d like, or have too many grants to write in too little time, the NoaNet Grants Assistance Program is here to help. We’ve teamed up with a talented grant writing team with an impressive award track record to help bring broadband funding to Washington’s communities. This partnership means that in addition to supporting our clients in their demand aggregation, business planning, engineering, and outside plant management, we can seamlessly coordinate to secure grant funding to make it all happen. The NoaNet Road to Broadband toolkit, now complete with the Grants Assistance Program, is a start-to-finish resource that you want on your team. Read more about this innovative partnership here.

Construction Management

NoaNet can assist with your broadband project in the most critical areas of the construction process:  RFP management, construction management oversight, inspections, and cutover management. Our Outside Plant project management team can work with you to develop and post requests for proposals (RFPs). NoaNet’s construction management oversight processes ensure compliance with statutory, administrative, and regulatory requirements. Our engineers and outside plant professionals can provide site inspections for your project during various stages of construction to verify permit capacities and compliance for the State, City, or Local government codes. Lastly, cutting over from old to new systems requires meticulous planning; we offer cutover management to minimize disruption to your network and ensure a smooth implementation.

Ready to take the next step? Look to us as your not-for-profit resource, ready to support your broadband project, from planning to implementation and network operations.
Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) is a not-for-profit wholesale telecommunications mutual corporation serving Washington State since 2000. As a mission-driven organization, NoaNet focuses on bringing world-class telecommunications technology to hard-to-reach communities which lack access to high-speed, affordable broadband services.