Mount Vernon, WA
Mayor Jill Boudreau
On Mount Vernon
On Next Century Cities
What Mount Vernon is working on
The City’s fiber infrastructure is connected redundantly to a buried ring that links the entire Puget Sound extending to Vancouver, British Columbia to the north and to Seattle, Washington to the south. The Puget Sound ring is connected to multiple fiber rings in the state. With this capability and redundancy the City currently has nine providers that can offer data and voice solutions up to 1G at rates well below what the bigger urban areas can provide.
The City has also partnered regionally with other municipalities and economic drivers of Skagit County. Through these partnerships the City of Mount Vernon fiber optic infrastructure has allowed cost effective expansion to the neighboring City of Burlington and the highly successful commercial industries of the Port of Skagit County. The City has worked in partnership with Skagit Regional Health by connecting regional hospitals, medical clinics, and a regional “health information exchange.”