Port of Quincy confirms that Quincy has significant Fiber Optics Capacity and Availability

QUINCY, WA (November 24, 2008) – The Port of Quincy has recently confirmed that the Quincy area has substantial fiber optics capacity and availability.

In a recent letter that was sent from the Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) to the Port of Quincy Chairman Curt Morris, NoaNet writes “….there have been recent stories …which appear to suggest that Quincy currently has no more fiber availability than the rest of Grant County.  This characterization about Quincy is highly inaccurate.”

The letter goes on to say that “NoaNet made a substantial investment in fiber infrastructure, including equipment and more than 20 miles of fiber to and around Quincy….Our fiber capacity can support the needs of a multitude of new technology-based tenants on the Port property….Overall Quincy, and particularly the Port of Quincy industrial properties, is well-served with fiber.  This makes it a uniquely attractive location for tech-based companies.”

“We are glad to see NoaNet has reconfirmed the significant availability and access to fiber optics in Quincy,” said Curt Morris, Chairman of the Port of Quincy.  “With its state-of-the-art combination of fiber optics, electrical power, and water treatment infrastructure, the Port of Quincy has become one of the premier sites in North America for locating technology companies.”

Morris also indicated that NoaNet recently has confirmed there are at least five diverse routes operated by multiple networks providing for rich network diversity in Quincy.

On a related note, in the recent October 28th edition of EWEEK.com, Debra Chrapaty, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft talked about Quincy and stated “…we created a heat map of the U.S., and we put in all these criteria, and we hit the button, and what came up as the best place to build a new data center was Quincy, Wash.  And it came up for two reasons: One that there was clean hydroelectric power, and the other was that the town had committed to fiber.”

For more information about the Port of Quincy’s fiber optics capacity and availability, contact the Port of Quincy at 509-214-7696 or NoaNet at 509-662-1244.