The Port of Tillamook Bay is served by an advanced telecommunications system, thanks to Tillamook Lightwave.
POTB is a member of a consortium that has been working to ensure that Tillamook County has access to ample high-speed telecommunications. That consortium – Tillamook Lightwave – is an intergovernmental agency whose other members are Tillamook County and the Tillamook Peoples’ Utility District (TPUD).
The goal of Tillamook Lightwave is to create a high-speed telecommunication system that will promote economic development, distance learning and tele-medicine opportunities in Tillamook County and improve its overall connectivity.
Tillamook Lightwave currently serves such organizations as Tillamook County government, County Emergency Services and 911, the Tillamook School District #9, Tillamook Regional Medical Center, Tillamook Bay Community College and several local businesses.
Each member of the partnership has a specific role to fill:
- TPUD provides engineering, marketing, billing services, administrative support and assists with access to public funds.
- POTB provides administrative support and assists with access to public funds.
- Tillamook County facilitates the permitting process, provides financial support, provides access to their microwave system and assists with access to public funds.