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PUD to get out of battery-backup business for fiber-based telephones

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WENATCHEE — The PUD’s latest effort to lower fiber-optic system costs could result in slightly higher monthly fees for some customers who receive telephone service over the PUD’s fiber-optics network.

Commissioners Monday will vote on a staff proposal that would reduce annual fiber costs by as much as $200,000 by contracting with LocalTel Communications of East Wenatchee to monitor and maintain the battery system that keeps fiber-delivered telephone service active when the lights go out.

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