Meet the NWTA Northwest Telecommunications Association
The NWTA (Northwest Telecommunications Association) is an industry association created by small competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) in Oregon with the intent to serve CLECs in Oregon, Washing and Idaho.
It was formed in 2010 as a 501(c)(6).
The NWTA telecommunication provider members deliver service over wireless, copper, coaxial and over 6,000 miles of fiber optic cables.
Their networks pass over 275,000 businesses and 200,000 residences in more than 549 communities.
They serve a majority of the rural markets where the incumbent operators have been slow to bring innovative & advanced telecommunications.
The NWTA members provide services to more than 900 schools, government facilities, libraries, public safety centers, hospitals, clinics and churches.
The members serve rural markets without the subsidies the incumbents say are necessary just to survive.
The current president is:
Find out more at NWTA.biz.
The provider members include:
Ashland Home Net
Providing internet, cable TV, Phone Service to the citizens of Ashland via the Ashland Fiber Network.
CASCO Communications/Peak Internet
PEAK Internet delivers reliable fixed wireless or fiber Internet with the option for optimized premium Wi-Fi to many previously underserved areas in Linn, Lane, Benton, Polk and Marion counties.
Douglas Fast Net
Douglas Fast Net (DFN) was founded in 2001 to bring advanced telecommunications to Roseburg and the
surrounding areas of Douglas County. Since then, we have become an innovative leader in fiber optic
voice and data services, being one of the first providers in Oregon to offer internet speeds up to 1 gigabit
to the residential market.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
At Fatbeam, we place a lot of emphasis on being the best provider of pure fiber-based network solutions, at speeds of 1G to 400G, in the Western US.
Hood River, OR
Gorge Networks was founded in 1994 as the first local company to provide Internet service in Hood River, Oregon. Since then, we have established ourselves as the local service provider of choice for businesses and residents of the mid-Columbia region. We offer a comprehensive suite of voice, data, and telecom consulting services by leveraging our enterprise-class network and engineering resources.
Hunter Communications provides ultra-high-speed fiber optic broadband internet, data and voice services to business and residential customers in communities throughout southern Oregon and northern California. With Gig speeds, no data caps, and competitive pricing, Hunter’s 2,000+mile fiber network is nationally recognized for performance and reliability. BroadbandNow recognized Hunter with four 2020 Internet Service Provider Awards, including for fastest business internet speeds in Oregon and among the top 10 nationwide.
Founded in 1994, Hunter is headquartered in Medford, Oregon where the company established a legacy of service excellence and commitment to local communities. Hunter Communications was acquired in 2020 by Grain Management, LLC.
Based in Southern Oregon, infoStructure is a new generation telecommunications provider. The company began as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the college town of Ashland, Oregon in 1994. In 2003, the company was acquired by Prime Time Ventures, LLC, which is owned by Jeff Rhoden, Scott Hansen and Chad Cota. Jeff and Scott are operating partners and together have over thirty years of operational experience in telecommunications.
LS Networks operates the largest fiber-optic network in the Pacific Northwest, serving rural, urban, and underserved communities with high-speed connectivity and market-leading bandwidth that is transforming the regional telecommunications landscape for customers and partners. Our Mission is to provide rural communities with local service and fiber-based infrastructure that enables them to maintain and advance lifestyles that support family, growth, and sustainability. We strive to be the most trusted provider through our focus on quality, innovation, and investment in our communities.
Wyoming (Serving Washington and Idaho)
Mammoth Networks was created in November, 2004 to provide regional Service Providers with a footprint outside of their traditional coverage areas. The company quickly grew into a wholesale data aggregator, combining services such as DSL, Frame Relay, ATM, TDM and Ethernet onto a single platform for Service Providers. By September of 2009, Mammoth had become the first company to tie together all 27 Qwest LATAs by building out interfaces for DSL, Frame relay and ATM. The company then set its sights on building out a national private-line network.
At OnlineNW, we are committed to providing the best possible internet experience in the Mid-Valley region. We offer multiple internet solutions and service availability is based upon geographical location.
Priority One Telecommunications / EONI
La Grande, Oregon
Eastern Oregon Net, Inc. is better known as EONI. Established in 1996, EONI provides Internet and voice services over wireless and fiber. EONI is based in La Grande, OR and primarily serves business and residential customers in Baker, Union and Wallowa counties. In 1999, the founders of EONI created PriorityONE Telecommunications, Inc. (PriorityONE) which is a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) – a competitive telephone company.
Windwave and Inland Development Corporation were founded in Morrow County, Oregon in 2004 for the express purpose of bringing cutting edge technology and fiber optic infrastructure to rural Eastern Oregon. Windwave and Inland remain committed to providing fiber optic technology to our schools, hospitals, and communities to improve the education of our children, the safety and health care of our citizens, and the advancement of economic development.
Associate Members include:
Ditch Witch West
General Pacific, Inc.
Inteserra Consulting Group, Inc.
Miller Isar, Inc.
Walker and Associates