How the
Northwest Connects

Making Inroads in 2022

Every day the team at NoaNet is supporting communities across Washington through broadband planning, design, grant application, project management and network service/operations.

Our dedicated professionals are in communities, listening, learning and collaborating to solve some very complex problems for the benefit of the public. Looking back at the inroads we’ve made in 2022, we draw great pride from what we’ve been able to accomplish. Let’s reflect on a few highlights.

Amplifying capacity for our customers

We’ve turned up over a terabyte of bandwidth on our backbone for one carrier customer! A terabyte (TB) is a unit of digital data that is equal to about 1 trillion bytes (per second).

400Gbps linked statewide

We’ve got our first 400Gbps statewide backbone link up and running! Additionally, we ended the year with more than 3,800 miles of network plant extending into every county in Washington State.

Enhancing grant applications, enabling funds

We worked with many of Washington’s PUDs, Tribes, and Counties for grant applications to both state and federal programs for broadband infrastructure development. The grants total more than $300 million in funding requests. So far, about one-third of those have been notified of awards for their projects and we anticipate more!

Stronger through affiliates

2022 also marked the launch of NoaNet’s Affiliate Membership program. Our two inaugural members are Grays Harbor Public Utility District and the City of Anacortes. We are thrilled to have program available as an opportunity to extend our relationships with communities and organizations that have similar values and goals, and that are working diligently to ensure broadband and digital equity for the populations they serve.

Bridging communities, one project at a time

We’re extremely proud of the work done in 2022 to support communities in broadband planning, network design, grant applications, and grant management, network construction, and operations.

We are also proud of our statewide open-access network supporting the connectivity and commerce of more than 100 Internet Service Providers! We are honored to be in a position to support digital equity and are excited for the opportunities in the year ahead to further this work.

Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) is a not-for-profit wholesale telecommunications mutual corporation that has been 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.