Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) has begun construction on an expansion of broadband that will bring nearly a thousand miles of high-speed broadband Internet service to unserved communities in Washington State.

NoaNet is initiating construction on two federal American Reinvestment and Recovery Act grants totaling $140 million to bring high-speed Internet access to hundreds of schools, hospitals, emergency response agencies, libraries, colleges and universities across Washington state and to lay the ground work for bringing affordable broadband service to thousands of businesses and households.

NoaNet’s broadband network serves as the main "information highway" for the state, enabling telecommunications providers to connect with it to provide Internet service to local communities and organizations. The new broadband infrastructure will create a network reaching more than 170 communities.

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