Correction! PUD-related outages that affect multiple fiber-optic customers will be repaired as soon as they are reported, even if those fiber customers aren't paying the new higher rate 24-7 technical services. Individual customers with PUD-related fiber problems that affect only their home or business will have to pay extra for a weekend call if they don't pay the higher tech fee. This was incorrect in the original version of this story. The error has been fixed in this version.
WENATCHEE — Chelan County PUD commissioners have approved a rate increase for the private companies that use the utility’s fiber network to sell Internet, telephone and cable TV services to the public.