Fiber Service

To enhance the reliability and uptime of McMinnville Water and Light’s utility services, in 2001 MWL entered into a joint agreement with the City of McMinnville and the McMinnville School District to develop a dark fiber system to connect city, school, and MWL facilities. The system provides each entity a total of 27.3 miles of fiber optic cable connecting these facilities.

Each entity operates their own system on the shared cable. Additionally, eight other commercial users have connected to the system. The network receives internet connectivity through Online Northwest and LS Networks. The fiber network connection between all MWL facilities enhances reliability and uptime and enables a higher likelihood of continuity of operations in a disaster event.

MWL is not a residential fiber service provider.