FIBER Internet Service for Moses Lake, Washington and Grant County

Be Ready When Fiber Is Turned Up In The New Areas!

The PUD told us that we can do early sign-ups for people who want to have fiber service in the new areas coming this fall and next spring.

If you fill out the form below and enter YES in the box provided for early sign-up, we will then add you to our list and call you as soon as the PUD tells us it is available.

If you are interested in signing up for Fiber Internet now in an area that already has it available then call us at (509) 766-1345 or fill out this form below and we will call you.

Remember we can get you fiber in your area only if the fiber service is available in that area. It is the same with all of the other providers.

Clint Bridges, Owner
Grant County PowerNet

Fiber Sign-Up Form
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ATTENTION: Grant County PowerNet Subscribers and Customers:

Effective March 1st, 2018, our monthly rate for Internet service over the Grant County PUD’s fiber network will be increasing by $3.00 from $49.95 for BASIC services to $52.95 per month and from $59.95 for PREMIUM services to $62.95 per month. The price increase comes as a result of the Grant County PUD Commissioners raising their prices to us by $3.00 per customer.

This is the first price increase that we have had for about four or five years and we realize that every household dollar is important so we are not marking the increase in cost up at all, we are just passing it along to you the same as we receive it.

If you have any questions, please call our office during regular business hours, (M-F 8:00 – 4:30) and we will be happy to answer them.

Clint Bridges, Owner
Grant County PowerNet, Inc.

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SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATE FOR FIRST TIME RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS:

$39.95 – First Three Months


Regular Residential BASIC SERVICE Rate: $52.95 Monthly (Effective March 1, 2018)

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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:

Fiber Gateway Box
Fiber Gateway Box

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.

Installing a Fiber Gateway
Installing a Fiber Gateway

CAT 5 Network Cabling
CAT 5 Network Cabling

 

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.


Internet Router:

You will also need an Ethernet Internet Router for your connection.

Effective February 1, 2018:

We are no longer recommending that people buy a simple Internet router for use our system.

We are seeing too many of them turn out of be inadequate for servicing the needs of modern Internet users.

If you buy a router, please make sure that it meets these basic specs:

1) It has to be an ETHERNET ROUTER, not a DSL MODEM or CABLE TV Modem.

2) It needs to be a DUAL-BAND Router, this means it will have both the 2.4GHz radios channels and the 5.0GHz radio channels for wireless connections.

Popular ones that work well for this are:

Netgear NIGHTHAWKs or Netgear SMART WI-FI Routers.

There are several in these families and all of them will meet the specs above.

DO NOT BUY any N150 or N300 series routers.

They simply do not have enough wireless power to handle all of the wireless devices that most people want to connect to them.

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.

Router_Hookup_GCPowerNet
Example: How it all connects up and works through your Internet Router

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

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Office Hours: Weekdays (M-T-W-Th-F) 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Link: Visit Our Office in Downtown Moses Lake – Google Map View:


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

Phone: (509) 766-1345


 

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