Culver City’s RFP to Run Fiber Program Due June 27

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Culver City, CA is currently seeking proposals from firms for the “operation, maintenance, marketing and development of Culver Connect.” Proposals will be evaluated as they are submitted and will be accepted up until Thursday, June 27, 2019.

In 2013, the City began consulting with the Culver City business community about their need for enhanced broadband connectivity. The City then completed high-level network design and a report on potential business models. On November 9, 2015, the City Council appropriated funding for the design and construction of a Municipal Fiber Network. Mox Networks served as the City’s lead consultant to design and manage the construction of the network. Construction of the backbone began in August, 2016, and the 21.7 mile-long project was finished in July 2018, consisting of 576 strands of fiber all buried underground.  

The network consists of three geographical network rings that are all interconnected by “Ring Ties” of approximately 3.1 route miles of fiber. There are three hub facilities located in the City which house city-owned network electronics, and the City leases two fiber connections to carrier hotels at One Wilshire in Los Angeles and Equinix in El Segundo. The City is currently directing efforts to build laterals to multi-tenant commercial properties. The laterals are being constructed to further advance the operation of the network and to stimulate economic development. The network will also be used by the Culver City Unified School District and for municipal purposes.

For questions and additional Information email Culver Connect.

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April 17, 2019

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