The Mason County PUD No. 3 Board of Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, August 23, 2022, for consideration and possible adoption of the updated Resource Plan under RCW 19.280.  The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the PUD commission boardroom at 2621 E. Johns Prairie Road in Shelton. If you prefer to attend virtually, contact Clerk of the Board Mary Taylor-Monger at 360-427-5200 for the meeting link.  The regular scheduled commission meeting will begin immediately following the hearing.



Some of the fastest internet in the world. Right here in Mason County.


The fiber optic cables used in PUD 3’s network provide near limitless speeds. Therefore, it makes sense to offer the highest bandwidth possible to all customers. No throttling. No capping. No overages.

What is Bandwidth?

Bandwidth is a term used to describe how much information (or data) can be transmitted over a connection. It is usually quantified as megabits per second (Mbps).

10 - 1,000 Times Faster!

Common internet speeds by technology type:

  • Phone lines: 1.5 Mbps - 10 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up
  • Wireless signals: 10 Mbps down / 10 Mbps up
  • Cable lines: 25 Mbps down / 3 Mbps up
  • Old fiber lines: 100 Mbps down / 100 Mbps up
  • PUD 3 fiber: 1000 Mbps down / 1000 Mbps up

With 1,000 Mbps (1000/1000), or GIG speed fiber service, you can add services like high definition television, security cameras, and many more activities while connecting multiple devices all at once- all while not compromising speed. That means less buffering, less lagging, and less waiting.

The more devices you have, the more bandwidth you need. Each connected device uses a slice of your bandwidth. When many devices are connected at once it significantly reduces your speed. This is where the GIG service comes in!

What does that mean for you?

Having GIG service means everyone in the house can enjoy super-fast speeds to do things they need to do in the modern world such as homework, email, research, working from home, playing video games, watching high-definition television, streaming music and movies, and even talking on the phone. 

High Speed Broadband is not a luxury. Many activities such as telecommuting, online schooling, and cottage industries are the new norm, especially in our rural county. Affordable broadband is a building block for healthy communities. PUD 3 wants to be able to help our community to thrive and compete in today’s economy. Providing GIG service to customers that have no other access to broadband, at an affordable rate is a way we can do that.

Contact PUD 3's Retail Service Providers to discover what services are available to you over our fiber optic network.

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