Santa Cruz, CA

Councilmember David Terrazas

On Santa Cruz City: 
“Santa Cruz is known for its innovation and our commitment to expanding municipal internet infrastructure is no different,” said Councilmember David Terrazas. “With more technology companies calling our city home, broadband plays a critical role not only for our economic development and the ability to attract and retain businesses but also for its importance to the many cultural and educational institutions which reside in our coastal community.”

On Next Century Cities: “Broadband is no longer a nice to have. It is becoming an essential service and we are proud to join NCC in the effort to ensure reliable and affordable internet access to both residents and businesses.”

What Santa Cruz is up to: Starting in 2016, the City of Santa Cruz and Curzio Internet have agreed to build a public-private partnership with Santa Cruz Fiber, the first gigabit fiber-to-the-home network in the greater Silicon Valley Region. Completion is expected by 2018.