The Dewatto service area is located in Western Washington, along the Hood Canal Peninsula in Mason and Kitsap Counties. Located approximately seven miles west of Belfair and seventeen miles south of Bremerton, the service area is classified as a bedroom community consisting mainly of residents that commute daily to more urban areas like Belfair, Bremerton, Olympia, and Tacoma for employment. The area is also recognized as a recreational area due to its location adjacent to the Hood Canal and the many fresh water lakes located throughout this region. At one time, this area was also renowned for its timber industry harvesting and exporting Christmas trees throughout the country.
Today due to the market, many of the timber areas have been developed and platted for residential and recreational subdivisions. Inland Networks has been providing service to the Dewatto community since 1984. In 2005, Inland Networks began providing Internet to the area as well. Inland Networks provides Telephone, Long Distance and Internet to the Dewatto service area. The overall service area consists of approximately 59 square miles, with 128 route miles of buried plant serving 393 access lines.