Organization SMCityNet, IT Dept
Communities Covered City of Santa Monica
Goals of the Network

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Set of goals for residences - 375 free access computers, free WiFi in 35 public hot zones, commercial Set of goals for city and schools: Provide for centralization of services into core data systems, lower costs for Net access for city and schools. Set of goals for biz: Nurture existing biz, attract new biz, startups, VC and incubators Prime pump for other incumbents to invest. Before us, there was just copper, only Verizon.

Goals Achieved

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We've achieved all of our goals and beyond, including Verizon FiOS, AT&T, 5 fiber providers, and have set the bar for pricing. In 2008 - 2010, increase in number of companies providing, TW building new plant

The Network's Impact
  • Boosting economic development
  • Transforming healthcare medical care delivery
Initial Investment Amount $730,000.00
Investment Covered Yes
Source of Investment
  • Capital fund
Investment Repaid? Yes
Services offered
  • Wholesale via open access network (ISPs sell retail)
  • Sell dark fiber services
  • Other
Other internet related services

Co-location services 7 years ago. Surveyed market, set a mean of what prices were being charged in the area at that time.