News & Press Releases

Current Press Releases

Pend Oreille PUD Receives Results of CNS Fiber Feasibility Study - 9/18/20

Pend Oreille PUD Receives Affirmation of Investment-Grade Credit Ratings - 8/24/20

Pend Oreille PUD Community Network System (CNS) Rate Hearing - 8/4/20

Pend Oreille PUD Rate Hearing & Impacts of PNC Closure - 7/28/20

Pend Oreille PUD Statement on Ponderay Newsprint Company - 06/23/20

Pend Oreille Agencies Exploring County's Economic Future - 06/05/20

Pend Oreille PUD Completes River Crossing Project - 06/05/20

An Operations Update from Pend Oreille PUD - 05/05/20

Pend Oreille PUD Takes a Look at Spring Conditions - 04/21/20

Court of Appeals Affirms Land Purchase and Sale - 04/21/20

Pend Oreille PUD Installs Free Community Wi-Fi Hotspots - 03/26/20

Pend Oreille PUD Installs Wireless Internet Tower Thanks to Gracious Customer - 03/18/20

Pend Oreille PUD Taking Proactive Measures to Protect Customers &  Employees from COVID-19 - 03/17/20

Current News

Listing of Available Community Wi-Fi Hotspots:

Temporary PUD Provided Hotspots under WiFi Name: POPUD_FREE WIFI

  • Newport at the park across from the Post Office at 100 N. Washington
  • Cusick at the park near City Hall at 1st Ave & Monumental Way
  • Ione at Waterfront Park at 410 Main Street
  • Metaline Falls outside the Cutter Theater at 302 Park Street

Hotspots installed in collaboration with NoaNet & the WA State Broadband Office under WiFi Name: HomeworkHub

  • Usk at the Crossroads where Hwy 20 meets Hwy 211 – 421341 Hwy 20
  • Tiger at the Tiger Historical Center Parking Lot - corner of Hwy 20 & Hwy 31

Newport School District Hotspots:

  • Sacheen Lake Station on Hwy 211 (6131 Hwy 211)
  • Fertile Valley Station (11 Jermain Rd)
  • Camden Station (4193 Allen Rd)
  • South Pend Oreille Station 4 (433171 Hwy 20)
  • Dalkena Station (11 Dalkena St)
  • Always accessible is the school district WiFi at the schools, including the Pend Oreille River School located at 110 W. Pine St, behind Safeway.

Link: Newport School District Hotspot Information            


Pictures of the PUD Hotspots:

Wi Fi Hot Spot Newport

Wi Fi Hot Spot Usk

Wi Fi Hot Spot Cusick

Wi Fi Hot Spot Tiger

Wi Fi Hot Spot Ione

Wi Fi Hot Spot Metaline Falls



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