Public Invited to Learn More About Oxnard’s Plan to Bring High-Speed Fiber Optic Network to the City

Oxnard, California – Want to learn more about Oxnard’s master plan to leverage its fiber optic network to bring high-speed Internet and “smart city” services to the city? Now’s your chance.

Oxnard’s Information Technology department is inviting the public to attend an Oxnard Fiber Master Plan/Broadband Community Workshop.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Oxnard City Hall, HR Activity Room, 300 West Third Street, Oxnard

Topics will include: Why fiber and why a Fiber Master Plan?; Oxnard’s fiber network; benefits of broadband, “Smart cities” and the Internet of Things; government’s role in broadband; the Fiber Master Plan engagement; business models; and next steps.

Background:  In June 2018, the City of Oxnard began the process of developing a citywide Fiber Master Plan for building a high-speed fiber optic network to bring gigabit-speed Internet to the city.  It has contracted with Magellan Advisors and Iteris, Inc., to assist in developing a plan that achieves Oxnard’s goal of leveraging its current fiber assets to become a “Tech” and “Gigabit” city.

The City of Oxnard currently maintains a fiber-optic network that spans more than 35 miles throughout the city and is used to connect traffic signals, city facilities and internal city services. Oxnard’s leadership understands that access to affordable and reliable high-speed fiber-optic broadband will help support the city’s businesses, healthcare institutions, education, economic development and the implementation of Smart City and IoT (Internet of Things) devices to improve the Oxnard community for all businesses, residents and visitors.

For more information, please contact Oxnard IT Director Keith Brooks at 805-385-7597 or Keith.Brooks@oxnard.org, or Oxnard Communications and Security Systems Manager Kevin Pisacich at 805-385-7551 or Kevin.Pisacich@oxnard.org.


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2 Responses to Public Invited to Learn More About Oxnard’s Plan to Bring High-Speed Fiber Optic Network to the City

  1. Mario August 13, 2018 at 2:32 am

    Hoping residents can sign up for gigabit service as well. Municipal Fiber internet service would be great for residents.

    Frontier and Spectrum are a pain to deal with and would rather not give my money to either.

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  2. Tom August 7, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Can the residents of Oxnard trust the city to run a broadband service?

    On 7/30/2018 I clicked on the link to the broadband survey provided in a VC Star article. As I scrolled down the first page of the survey I was surprised to see that the form had already been completed, all six pages. Included was the name of the respondent, his organization’s name, title, email address and phone number. Later, the link opened a different completed survey. Clicking on the link early in the morning of 7/31/2018, I found a third completed survey. By 8:31 AM the link took me to the survey, but only an unformatted first page was displayed with information provided by the respondent. By noon the link opened a survey that was blank and could be filled out.

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