Established in 2002, The Consortium has grown to 27 Member Cities and Agencies, has built over 65 miles of core fiber and operates a high speed fiber optic ring network that encircles Lake Washington. In 2017, the Consortium “lit up” the ring, and has been providing high speed transport services since.
In 2020, the Consortium initiated a Project to enhance Ring Operations by adding real-time OTDR fiber optic monitoring to identify faults ind fault locations real time.
As the Consortium looks forward to the future, planning is underway to implement a south spur or loop to connect to members in the Tacoma and Pierce county areas.
Municipal organizations (such as cities, universities, school districts, and public hospitals) can be members of the Community Connectivity Consortium provided that they have a material interest in the work we are doing, have been approved according to the Bylaws, or for members from the previous form of this Consortium who have signed the Consortium’s revised Interlocal Agreement.