Chelan County Public Utility District is considering changes to its fiber offerings in a bid to remain competitive. The PUD's Coarse Wave Division Multiplex (CWDM) service, which provides high bandwidth and special networking requirements, is being targeted for a boost in its discount.
The service is available to anyone needing "very high bandwidth."The proposed changes would see an increase in the volume discount and the introduction of an additional service tier. Currently, the rates are offered as a two-tiered service, but the PUD is seeking to bump them up to a three-tiered service.
PUD officials believe that the proposed changes are necessary to stay competitive, despite the possibility of an initial loss of revenue. Staff presented the proposed changes to the CWDM rates to the commissioners, with a final proposal expected at the May 15 board meeting.
The CWDM service currently generates $200,000, or 1.6%, of total fiber revenues. The PUD is confident that the proposed changes will help to maintain its competitiveness in the market.