Mountain Pass Drilling: Contractor Beats The Snow To Install Fiber In Washington

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | March 2013, Vol. 68 No. 3

The Summit Pass job is a part of a project which, combined with others, is expanding Noanet’s fiber network to reach more than 170 communities and 2,000 schools, hospitals, emergency responders, libraries, colleges and universities in Washington. Funds for the projects are bolstered by $140 million in federal grants.

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