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The South Bay Fiber Network

South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) worked with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) to develop a regional broadband, fiber-optic network. Through funding from the SBWIB, a fiber-optic master plan was prepared by Magellan Associates to address the feasibility of a regional broadband network that would connect to at least one city facility in each of the South Bay cities and play  a pivotal role in the region’s future.

A high-speed capacity broadband network would allow the South Bay cities to embrace the digital economy, smart city initiatives, integrated utilities and next-generation economic development. Planning for these initiatives was a necessity to remain competitive and differentiate the South Bay as a technology-savvy place to live, work, play and learn. 

As more business is expected to be transacted online, broadband will become an even more important component to equip local businesses with the services they need to compete and thrive in the digital economy. The master plan provided a detailed blueprint for broadband and technology infrastructure to keep the South Bay at the forefront of the digital economy. Read the Executive Summary and Full Report of the Fiber-Optic Master Plan.Access to learn why affordable, high speed internet is more critical now than ever before.

Many California households still lack sufficient bandwidth to meet their needs. In December 2020 the Little Hoover Commission spotlighted our new South Bay Fiber Network as an example of initiatives municipalities have created locally and across the globe to bring fiber broadband networks to communities. Learn more in their latest Issue Brief: California’s Digital Divide.

Read SBFN press release from Nomember 17, 2020: “SBCCOG Completion of High-Speed Internet Infrastructure to Help Usher City Facilities Through COVID-19 Challenges; Improve Regional Transportation.”

Watch the recorded SBFN Connection Celebration here.