The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (“SBCCOG”) and its contractor, American Dark Fiber (“ADF”), are nearing completion of a new Municipal Broadband Network called the South Bay Fiber Network (SBFN). South Bay Cities and other public agencies are currently connecting to a “core ring” and the network is expected to be fully operational by the end of August.
The SBFN will provide gigabit, scalable broadband connecting the cities of Carson, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, and Torrance. In addition, the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Lundquist Institute (LA BioMed), Beach Cities Health District (BCHD), West Basin Municipal Water District (WBWMD), LA Metro, and LA County Public Works are participating in the initial phase of the project. Read entire press release attached below.