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Riverside, CA

Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson

“City leadership must drive our local economy by becoming a giga-city within the next five years. A gigabit fiber network will provide the speed and accessibility required by healthcare companies, data centers, high-tech businesses, and our residents. We must build on Riverside’s already-present entrepreneurial ecosystem and meet current and future demands for high-speed internet.”

“As an internationally recognized smart city, Riverside is excited to join a growing number of forward-thinking cities who place value in the knowledge workforce and understand how high speed networks fit into their future success. In order for our cities to remain relevant, we must consider such infrastructure as a critical building block for the future.  Our partnership with Next Century Cities will help give our community a bigger voice on broadband efforts nationwide.”

As a top 10 Digital City, the City of Alexandria continues to work on the initiative of providing gigabit level Internet service to businesses, residences, and schools. The City recently issued a Request for Information from the private and nonprofit sectors for provision of gigabit service to the City. In the coming months, the City will be evaluating options and a path forward in exploring the possibility of a public private partnership for gigabit Internet. The City’s leadership recognizes the importance of high-speed Internet as a catalyst for shared prosperity.