Sherman County recently won the National Association of Counties’ Innovation Award and the Oregon Connections Technology Award for its Wireless Internet Network Development (WIND), a fiber optic project intended to dramatically increase available Internet speed within the county! (A fiber optic line now runs from Grass Valley to Wasco, with a Wasco-to-Rufus line expected summer 2018.)
WIND works with Frontier TeleNet to lease out Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) to high-demand residents, businesses, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Sherman, Gilliam, and Wheeler counties. Call (541) 306-1202 for rates and availability; visit FrontierTeleNet.com, when available, for details on DIA and Fixed Wireless coverage.
Other Internet or phone providers include:
- CenturyLink — Phone and DSL Internet service to locations within three miles of each of its central offices (Moro, Wasco, Rufus/Biggs, and Grass Valley/Kent). Call (855) 919-2245 or sign up online. (CenturyLink rates)
- Gorge Net — Phone and broadband/ethernet service in 15 Columbia Gorge communities, including Rufus and Biggs in Sherman County. Call (888) 508-2363. (Gorge Net home prices, business prices)
- Rural Technology Group (RTG) — “Fixed Wireless” service to residents and businesses via the Frontier TeleNet fiber optic backbone. Services include farm and ranch wifi systems and solar off-grid connections and relays. Call (877) 656-3532 or submit a contact form. (RTG rates)
GorgeBroadBand.org also maintains a list of other ISPs reportedly serving Sherman County, Oregon.