We have been providing Franklin County the benefits of fast, reliable, and secure broadband services since 2001. The broadband we provide helps connect Pasco, Connell, Kahlotus, and Basin City to the world via 274 miles of fiber. As a wholesale provider, we work together with local Retail Service Providers (RSP) to bring state of the art communications to businesses and homes in our community by using the combination of fiber optics and wireless technologies. For more information browse our list of Retail Service Providers and contact the company that works best for you. They will work with us to get you connected.

Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

Franklin PUD Broadband is offering free Wi-Fi hotspots so teachers and students can have access to high speed internet. The hotspots are located in Pasco, Connell, Kahlotus and Mesa. They are available every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Users can log on from their mobile device or laptop computer. A password is not required. The hotspots will stay in place.

The push for broadband expansion across Franklin County is part of the Washington Office of Public Instruction’s collaboration with the Broadband Office for WA State and local school districts to devise a plan where free Wi-Fi “hotspots” can be available in communities across the state.

“The goal is to reach kids and families who may not have internet access or who don’t have fast enough internet speeds needed to complete homework during the COVID-19 distance learning. “We hope to continue expanding hotspots across the county. The signal can travel up to an 800-foot radius. It’s a very strong signal so users can stream video and perform most tasks you would at home,” said Ben Hooper, Franklin PUD’s Broadband Manager.

Here are the locations:

Memorial Park, 350 N 14th Ave. Pasco, WA
Wireless Network Name: FBB_Public_WiFi

Connell Community Center, 211 E. Elm Street Connell, WA
Wireless Network Name: PUD_Connell_Public_WiFi

Intersection of Durham Ave and W. Martin St - near the community pool
Wireless Network Name: PUD_Public_WiFi

Bailie Land and Cattle Company, 205 1st Ave Mesa, WA
Wireless Network Name: PUD_Mesa_Public_WiFi