The Long Road to Building a Gigabit Fiber Optic Network

On February 1, 2013, Spiral Internet submitted a California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) grant application to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to build a phase one $27.5M gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) project. We titled it the Nevada County Connected Project. Yes, just like what Google Fiber is doing in Kansas City, [...]

Chip Carman’s Vision Moves Forward

Spiral Internet’s co-owner and CIO (Chief Imagination Officer, as he preferred), Chip Carman, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in May of this year. After a short battle, he succumbed to the aggressive disease on October 31. Chip was the Spiral team member who proclaimed “Yes, let’s build a 100% fiber optic network here.” He [...]

Cable Companies Kill Internet Funding for California Rural Areas

They can call it what they like, but the fact is that the California Cable & Telecommunications Association would prefer that any competition to their cable company monopolies be stopped. It is why the Nevada County Connected fiber optic project has been going through over four months of challenges to its California Advanced Services [...]