January 2, 2018
Internet service provider Cruzio says it is beginning to build its net neutral Santa Cruz Fiber fiber-optic network to deliver gigabit broadband service to downtown homes and businesses in Santa Cruz early in 2018. The independent, high-speed fiber-optic infrastructure will advance Santa Cruz broadband, as well as increase the value of connected buildings, Cruzio asserts.
“In keeping with their history of supporting the local business community, Cruzio/Santa Cruz Fiber, has been quite thorough in reaching out and educating the community about the benefits of fiber, and more importantly has been very responsive to the needs and concerns pertaining to installation,” says the Downtown Association executive director who goes by the mono-name Chip. “We’re very much looking forward to the value that this project will bring to the business district.”
Cruzio says Santa Cruz Fiber will also help the company upgrade many of its existing services to a fiber-backed classification. These services include point-to-point wireless distribution and enable gigabit speeds outside of the initial build area, increasing coverage across Cruzio’s current customer base, according to the company.
Santa Cruz Fiber says local residents or businesses interested in fiber-optic service can check availability at www.santacruzfiber.com/downtown. Santa Cruz County businesses and residents with questions or concerns about the project, or interest in high-speed internet service are being asked to visit www.cruzio.com/contact.
Cruzio says fiber-backed gigabit services are currently available at several locations, and it plans to extend the fiber-optic network to downtown Watsonville, and other parts of the county in the future.