Expansion into the Tri Cities area is part of LSN’s long-term goal of bringing the same high-speed, reliable networks that big metropolitan areas enjoy to everyone. Many telecommunications companies have bypassed smaller, more out-of-the-way areas in favor of bigger markets and major interstate routes, creating a phenomenon known as the broadband divide. This gap in rural service leaves smaller communities with fewer options and networks that are not always reliable, especially in difficult terrain.
LSN seeks to bridge that gap. They have reached into every county in Oregon, serving both metro and rural communities. In Tri Cities, LSN has constructed 250 miles of new fiber, to connect the area to their main network backbone.
“We saw the same unfulfilled need to provide data network infrastructure to rural Washington that we solved in Oregon so it was a natural progression to begin building fiber optic network in rural Washington.”
The company has dedicated its efforts to bringing underserved areas high quality networks. With the increased available bandwidth that LSN brings, businesses can become more competitive, hospitals can utilize more technological tools to help monitor and heal patients, students can access more educational opportunities through the Internet and governments can run more efficiently. LSN implements network redundancy, which not only means it can deliver a large amount of data quickly, but can also continue to run during network outages or times of high traffic.
About the Company:
LSN, a facility based communications and network services provider, provides Internet and networking services to enterprise, small and mid-sized businesses, government agencies and carriers throughout Oregon and Washington. Founded in 2005 by a conglomerate of rural utility companies, LSN has grown to meet the expanding needs of both metropolitan and remote markets across Oregon and Washington. For more information please visit www.lsnetworks.net.