NoaNet's Inter-Governmental Model for Rural Broadband Expansion in Washington State

Track: Business

Session Number: 112
Date: Tue, Jun 4th, 2019
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Description:

NoaNet has nearly 20 years of experience leveraging inter-governmental partnerships to establish and operate a next-generation open-access network that has transformed the rural broadband access landscape in Washington State. Initially established to facilitate Public Utility operations, the network now has over 3,300 miles of backbone which to brings access to anchor institutions, government entities, communities and facilitates statewide public safety systems. In this session, we will bring examples of Public-Private Partnerships and how they were leveraged to benefit the local communities and expand affordable rural broadband. 
Session Type: Breakout Session

Learning Objective #1: Examples of inter-government cooperation agreements that facilitate capital investment to deploy fiber optic broadband infrastructure in rural communities for economic development.
Learning Objective #2: Outline successful municipal broadband network development strategies through public partnerships.
Intended Audience Level: Essentials, Intermediate
Stage of fiber deployment: Legacy
Session Type: Breakout Session

Learning Objective #1: Examples of inter-government cooperation agreements that facilitate capital investment to deploy fiber optic broadband infrastructure in rural communities for economic development.
Learning Objective #2: Outline successful municipal broadband network development strategies through public partnerships.
Intended Audience Level: Essentials, Intermediate
Stage of fiber deployment: Legacy

Speakers

Primary Presenter
Chris Walker
Telecommunications Director
NoaNet
Co-Presenter 1
Claire Ward
Marketing and Communications Manager
Northwest Open Access Network