Important Notice to all Grant County PowerNet Users:
Service Interruption – Monday Night/Tuesday Morning – Early morning hours!
We will be doing a network upgrade in the wee morning AM hours of Tuesday morning, January the 9th. This will likely take about an hour and will involve some routing changes and circuit adjustment to double our upstream capacity to the Internet.
Clint Bridges, Owner
Grant County PowerNet
Posted Friday – January 5th. 2017
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATE FOR FIRST TIME RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS:
$39.95 First Three Months – Regular Residential BASIC SERVICE Rate: $49.95 Monthly
Tired of network trouble and usage limits?
Get a better connection using the Grant County PUD Fiber system by calling us today!
If you already have a PUD fiber gateway box on your building…
you can be up and running in as little time as one day.
What does a fiber gateway box look like?
Here is an example of one:
If you do not already have a PUD fiber gateway box on your building, we can order one for you. There is no charge for ordering one.
It usually takes a couple of weeks for the PUD to get a gateway installed.
The PUD will install it for free in areas where their fiber service is available.
Your expenses will be getting a power supply (provided by the PUD for free) and some CAT 5 network cabling installed.
Some folks are able to do this themselves, others need to hire it done (average price $150.00 to $200.00). We can explain it to you.
Once everything is installed and ready, we will have the PUD turn on your fiber connection and you will enjoy one of the finest Internet connections in the world.
You will also need an Ethernet Internet Router for your connection.
Basic ones can be purchased at Wal-Mart or Staple for as little as $40.00. High-performance, dual-band models can cost up to $200.00.
If you ask us we can help answer your questions on what you should buy.
We also sell routers but you are not required to purchase one from us. If you have a working one from another connection, we will be happy to check it for you and tell you if it will work with a fiber connection.
Your Internet Router has firewall protection software inside of it which keeps people out on the public Internet from being able to see your computing devices inside your home or business. All they can see is the outside connection of your router. This is why you should use a router.
Routers help to keep the “evil people” of the world out of your computer.
Popular router brands include Netgear, LinkSys, D-Link, TP-Link and others. We prefer either Netgear or TP-Link but are not restrictive on what can be used with the only exception being that they must be Ethernet Routers and not DSL or CABLE Modem devices.
Switching FIBER Providers:
It isn’t difficult. Just call us and we can step you through it. Usually it is completed within a 24 hour period.
Switching from Cable or DSL Internet:
Many have done this and are now enjoying faster speeds and more capacity by using the PUD Fiber Network. In many cases they have actually saved money by switching over to PUD Fiber.
Call us at (509) 766-1345 for Internet service.
Office Hours: Weekdays (M-T-W-Th-F) 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Our Fiber Internet Service is FAST, RELIABLE, and it is PRICED RIGHT and we offer you LOCAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT!
We do not charge usage penalties.
You pay one price and you get to use it.
Call us with your questions. We welcome them.
What are the connection speeds?
All of the PUD connection speeds at the Gateway boxes are 100 Megabits per second. That is really fast, but that is not all. Because it is a FIBER connection it is not slowed down by having multiple devices use it.
Note: if you are using all wireless connections within your home, the wireless connection in your home router definitely has some limitations.
To maximize your in-home performance you may need to step up to a high-capacity, dual band router if you have a lot of people using wireless inside your home.
We recommend connecting heavy usage devices to your router using CAT 5 network cables and leaving the wireless connections for phones and tablets whenever possible.
Call us and talk to us about this. We can explain it to you.
Grant County PowerNet, Inc.
220 South Ash Street
Moses Lake, WA 98837