BRINGING FIBER TO YOUR HOME
Mason PUD 3’s fiber optic network reaches many areas of its service territory.
First, confirm fiber availability in your area:
- Call PUD 3's Telecom Team at 360-426-8255 to find out if your location is fiber-ready. Service areas are limited, so you may require a line extension.
- If fiber is available, choose an authorized retail provider for fiber optic services. Connection, speed, and monthly fees may vary by retailer.
- If there is no fiber in your area, or if fiber close to your home, submit a fiber construction inquiry.
How do I prepare for PUD 3 Fiber?
There are some things you can do to make it easier:
First, look up. Now look down. How does the electricity get to your home?
- OVERHEAD: If it is overhead, you may have an easy path, but we want to talk with you about it.
- UNDERGROUND: If it is underground, that’s going to take a little more discussion with us.
Once you know what type of service you have, fill out an application for Fiber Optic Network Construction and turn it in to the PUD.
How much will it cost?
PUD 3’s engineering staff is specially trained to design a safe, legal, and cost-effective plan to connect your new home or business to PUD 3’s fiber optic network. Because there are so many variables, we do not give “rough estimates” for specific jobs.
All customers must submit an application for fiber service in order to receive a cost estimate.
This handout may offer a better explanation.
Neighborhood Development Criteria
If connection to the fiber optic network is not available, call us to talk about the criteria used in the evaluation of bringing fiber optics to neighborhoods.
The PUD considers the following criteria when evaluating neighborhoods:
- Proximity to fiber backbone.
- Are there comparable services available?
- Overhead electrical service or adequate underground distribution capacity.
- Clearly defined area.
- A certain level of user density.
- A certain level of commitment for connection from potential users in the area.
- Benefit to the PUD 3 electrical distribution system.
For those areas that do not meet the criteria, wireless projects, public-private partnerships, or other methods may be avenues used to serve interested customers with broadband services.