U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici touring Dayton High School’s i3 Center.

Why we do the things that we do

We at OnlineNW are committed to this region. We are committed to the people here in the mid-valley and we strive to provide the best possible service for them. We are committed because we understand that we are a part of this region. Our customers are our neighbors. They are our friends, our families, the people we care about. Because of this commitment, we understand the importance of giving back to the community. And as an internet service provider, we believe that we play a crucial role in helping build a better future for the community today.

One of the most impactful ways that we view how we can build a better tomorrow is by helping the learners of today. This is how we came to be involved with the development of the i3 Center in Dayton Middle/High School. The i3 Center is dedicated makerspace for students to develop the skillsets and mindsets to be successful in our ever advancing economy. Currently in phase two of three, the i3 Center is already receiving national attention for its innovative space that helps promote a place of learning for the students that utilize it. With the planned construction of three more facilities, it will only continue to inspire students’ successes and passions.

Panorama of the i3 Center.

When we were installing our 10 gig-fiber internet network across Dayton, we were inspired by Dayton Middle/High School’s steps to reimagine education to better teach their students for tomorrow. We saw their students succeed and strive to improve themselves and we knew we needed to do what we could help them on their quest for learning.

Dayton High School seniors touring the state capital.

We partnered, along with the Innovate Oregon and Innovate Dayton to help Dayton Middle/High School build their i3 Center in two big ways. We provide Dayton Middle/High School access to our fast, reliable and high capacity internet to ensure that, no matter how demanding their projects maybe, students and staff never have to worry about their connectivity slowing down their learning. The second way, and the most important way, is through our revenue sharing program.

One of the ways we believe that we can best help the community is to help provide the funds for people to be innovative. That is why we, are creating the Innovate Dayton Fund. As a member of the Dayton community, we at OnlineNW have committed 15% of our revenue from our fiber service in Dayton to this fund once 40%of Dayton signs up for our fiber service, That will translate to over $30,000 a year going back into the Innovate Fund. This fund can really make a difference.

We are proud of what the students and staff of Dayton Middle/High School as well as Dayton’s community members are accomplishing and we are proud to play a part in the future that is being built. We encourage you to find a way to be involved in your community and find ways that you can make it better, one step at a time.