What Culver City is working on: In May 2013, the City Council authorized initiating a project to study the feasibility of deploying a municipal fiber network with the objective of providing businesses with high speed broadband access. In depth analysis was completed to understand the demographic makeup of Culver City businesses, their Internet access needs, and emerging industry trends. The City also conducted business outreach meetings inviting business stakeholders to discuss with the City their broadband requirements and challenges. The results of the City’s analysis indicated that there were significant unmet needs in the area of broadband services particularly for small to mid-sized business. The City is currently examining how it can leverage its current fiber network infrastructure and further expand the infrastructure to deploy a network that will support providing high speed Internet access to local businesses and the school district.