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NoaNet Unveils State-of-the-Art Network Operations Center in Spokane Valley, Reinforcing Commitment to Public Benefit Telecommunications

Craig Nelsen, NoaNet CEO, and Adam Wasserman, State 911 Coordinator, who is wielding a pair of over-sized golden scissors for the ceremonial ribbon cutting.

NoaNet, a publicly owned non-profit telecommunications provider serving the Pacific Northwest, proudly announces the opening of its new Network Operations Center (NOC) at Redwood Plaza in Spokane Valley. The ribbon-cutting ceremony, held on February 14th, heralds a significant advancement in NoaNet’s commitment to innovation and public service.

Having served at the US Bank building in downtown Spokane for over a decade, NoaNet’s decision to transition its NOC to Redwood Plaza signifies a strategic move towards fostering innovation and operational efficiency while reaffirming its dedication to delivering unparalleled services for public benefit.

The Redwood Plaza facility not only hosts NoaNet’s core NOC and a team of round-the-clock analysts but also serves as a central hub for network equipment storage and doubles as the company’s corporate headquarters. This strategic relocation positions NoaNet for sustained success and expansion as a nonprofit organization dedicated to public benefit telecommunications.

Tina Meier, NoaNet’s Network Operations Director, expressed enthusiasm about the new facility, stating, “We are thrilled to unveil our new Network Operations Center at Redwood Plaza in Spokane Valley. This move represents a strategic step forward for NoaNet, allowing us to enhance our operational capabilities and better serve our customers.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by NoaNet team members, executive leadership, local elected officials, government representatives, and members of the NoaNet ownership group. The ribbon-cutting honor was given to Adam Wasserman, State 911 Coordinator at the Department of Emergency Management. NoaNet’s NOC has supported 911 network monitoring for the statewide system since 2020. Also present as key representatives of this key effort were Jonathan Brock, Deputy State 911 Coordinator, and Greg Pittsford from Comtech.

Craig Nelsen, NoaNet CEO, described the NOC upgrade as emblematic of the company’s core values and forward-looking vision. “The state-of-the-art facilities and prime location will foster collaboration, efficiency, and innovation among our team, ultimately benefiting our clients, stakeholders, and the communities of Washington,” Nelsen remarked.

The ceremony concluded with a tour of the Network Operations Center, showcasing its modern infrastructure and underscoring NoaNet’s unwavering commitment to delivering cutting-edge telecommunications solutions, primarily focusing on serving the public as a nonprofit organization.

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 that lack access to high-speed, affordable broadband services.