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Spring is a time of growth and rebirth, especially trees that endured a harsh and icy winter. As you begin thinking about planting new trees around your property, our vegetation management team encourages you to plant the right tree in the right place.Find Out More
Besides battling the western Oregon spring weather of 70 degrees and sunny one moment to torrential downpour the next, meter readers also find themselves in a battle of wills against the onslaught of spring vegetation growth.Find Out More
About 6,200 customers across our service territory lost power early this morning due to high winds in the area. We have 10 crews in the field assessing damage, responding to downed wires, and working on restoration to the system.Find Out More
More than 60 years ago, EWEB planners and engineers were preparing the community for high-speed fiber optic internet.Find Out More
On March 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to attend the Fiber Project Launch Celebration in downtown Eugene.Find Out More
We routinely receive reports about various scam attempts targeting customers. Check out some tips to help avoid falling victim to a scam.Find Out More
The past several years have been difficult and financially challenging for the Eugene Water & Electric Board. I’m pleased to report that Oregon’s largest customer-owned utility has turned a significant corner and is today in a healthy financial position.Find Out More
Over the past two years, EWEB has partnered with the city of Eugene, the Lane Council of Governments and the Technology Association of Oregon to provide high-speed Internet fiber optic connections to 20 businesses in three downtown buildings.Find Out More
EWEB commissioners, impressed with Frank Lawson’s strategic vision and leadership, unanimously selected him in May to be the next general manager. Frank's plan for the next dozen years can be broken up into three overlapping phases.Find Out More
In today's economy, high-speed fiber is critical infrastructure, not unlike roads and railways. We've partnered with the city of Eugene, Lane Council of Governments and the Technology Association of Oregon to design and construct an open access, low-cost, high-speed municipal broadband network throughout the Eugene downtown business district.
The project, partially funded through a federal grant provided by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, will serve approximately 120 buildings located in the downtown core with geographic expansion possible in the future.
The downtown fiber network will utilize existing conduit pathways located alongside our underground electric infrastructure. This allows installation of the new fiber network without the expense and disruption of tearing up city streets. To date we have connected 13 downtown buildings, with many more in design.
Although we are still early in the project, the economic impact of the high-speed fiber network is already evident. One downtown business recently won a federal contract that stipulated that the company acquire a high speed fiber connection by a certain date. Upon the commitment from EWEB to meet that date, the company started hiring 40 new employees to work on this federal contract. In total, the partnership expects the creation of more than 200 new jobs by downtown businesses as a result of the new fiber infrastructure.
Recently, Nick Nevins, an EWEB engineer, and Anne Fifield from the city of Eugene, talked with MuniNetworks.org for a national podcast. As you can hear in the link, the interview touches on many different aspects of the project and the early benefits of this public-private partnership.
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