Spiral Internet has posted online surveys to assess the need and map the areas where access to broadband Internet service is critical in western Nevada County.
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Spiral Inspired by Google’s Fiber Optic Initiative
Spiral Internet is best known for its 95959google effort in 2010 to attract Google’s 1 Gbps (gigabit per second) fiber optic network initiative here. Watch the 8-minute video produced for this effort to find out why Nevada County shouldn’t be left behind. Google’s project went to Kansas City, but Spiral spent the better part of two years researching the prospect of building a similar network in Nevada County. The outcome: our future is bright.
An Ideal Convergence Makes it Possible
The perfect combination of an open access middle-mile fiber optic infrastructure project plus funding from the California Public Utilities Commission is making the vision of providing ultra-high Internet speed – over a 100% fiber optic network directly to homes and businesses – a reality.
Initial Community Meetings Have Been Held
In June, Spiral presented their plan at ten community meetings in areas ranging from the “little town of Washington” and the Tyler Foote Road corridor to Lodestar and the Highway 174 corridor. Areas where wireline (copper or cable) broadband Internet access is currently marginal or nonexistent and fixed wireless service is spotty because of the terrain.
A Community Effort Will Make it Happen
Spiral sees their 100% fiber optic project as an all-out community effort. Neighborhoods and businesses that fill out the surveys will definitely be noted as places to be considered for initial connectivity. Feedback, ideas and suggestions from the community will be solicited as the project moves forward.
Follow NevadaCountyConnected.com for general information. Individuals that fill out surveys will receive more detailed up-to-date news as the project progresses, starting in the fall.