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Quick Facts & Information

  • SkagitNet is a governmental LLC formed by the Port of Skagit and Skagit PUD in 2018.
  • SkagitNet LLC was formed to oversee construction and operate key pieces of fiber optic infrastructure in Skagit County.
  • The fiber optic backbone will span 80+ miles, from Anacortes to Concrete.
  • Local and state funding has been awarded to SkagitNet for this broadband project.

SkagitNet Backbone Map

Timeline of Broadband Project

March 2017 - Community Fiber Optic Network Strategic Plan developed by Port of Skagit, Skagit County and EDASC.

Began working with Port of Whitman to take advantage of their experience and existing broadband model.

Conducted East County Telecom Survey to determine needs and identify opportunities in unserved/under-served areas.

Received $1.2M for segments 2 and 3 from Skagit County Economic Development Grant (.09 Funds).

Worked to further develop plan and design work.

Partnered with Skagit PUD to utilize existing PUD-owned infrastructure for segment 5.

May 2018 - SkagitNet LLC is created, a governmental LLC jointly operated by Port of Skagit and Skagit PUD.

Skagit County .09 Funds awarded: $500,000 for backbone to Sedro-Woolley/Cook Road and $500,000 for Sedro-Woolley distribution.

SkagitNet LLC begins operating

Segment 2 and 3 completed

Skagit County .09 Funds awarded: $500,000 for Concrete distribution and $500,000 for mid-mile Concrete to Rockport.

State Department of Commerce CERB funding for construction (grant/loan combo) for Hamilton to Concrete segment.

February 2020 - $50,000 from the Public Works Board for feasibility study for new segment (#7) from Concrete to Sauk-Suiattle Tribe.

July 2020 - Port completes Fiber Optic Hut build and fully implements dark fiber only business model.

Cook Road backbone construction underway.

View Strategic Plan PDF

Projects, Plans, & Initiatives

Rockport and Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

In October 2020, SkagitNet was awarded $3.375M in funding (grant/loan combination) from the State Public Works Board, within the state Department of Commerce. This funding is for design and construction of fiber optic backbone infrastructure that will span from Concrete to Rockport to the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe. The primary goal of this project is to provide access to reliable internet to unserved and underserved rural areas of our community.