NOANet problems affect local Internet service

— Problems with the NoaNet broadband system this morning slowed Internet service to end users of the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s fiber-optic network and caused problems for people trying to file for elective office through the state.

The Office of the Secretary of State said its election service was back online at mid-morning after a “major NoaNet outage.”

Counties’ election sites also were affected.

Okanogan County Public Utility District, which receives its broadband feed through NoaNet, experienced spotty service for several hours early this morning, but by 10 a.m. the problem had cleared up, Director of Power Resources and Broadband Services Ron Gadeberg said.

He said NoaNet has not issued an explanation for the slowdowns.

Additional information was not available directly from NoaNet.

The local utility wholesales telecommunications services to Internet service providers, which sell it at retail to end users.


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