Culver Connect is a municipal fiber network facilitating high speed data connectivity to Culver City businesses in order to promote economic development.
Culver City completed construction of the 21.7 mile network backbone in July 2018. The network consists of 576 strands of fiber and is entirely underground. The network consists of three geographical network rings that are all interconnected by “Ring Ties” of approximately 3.1 route miles of fiber. There are three hub facilities located in the City which house city-owned network electronics, and the City leases two fiber connections to carrier hotels at One Wilshire in Los Angeles and Equinix in El Segundo. The City is currently directing efforts to build laterals to multi-tenant commercial properties. The laterals are being be constructed to further advance the operation of the network and to stimulate economic development. The network will also be used by the Culver City Unified School District and for municipal purposes.
Network Backbone Map
Proposals for Network Operations, Maintenance, Marketing & Development
The City is currently seeking proposals from firms for the operation, maintenance, marketing and development of Culver Connect. More information is available in the proposal instructions. Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis as they are submitted. The City will accept proposals until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Please email Culver Connect if you have any questions about the network or this proposal process.
In 2013 the City began consulting with the Culver City business community about their need for enhanced broadband connectivity. The City then completed high-level network design and a report on potential business models.
On November 9, 2015, the City Council appropriated funding for the design and construction of a Municipal Fiber Network. Mox Networks served as the City’s lead consultant to design and manage the construction of the network. Construction of the backbone began in August, 2016 and finished in July 2018.
Questions and Additional Information
If you are a Culver City business or property owner interested in Culver Connect, please complete the Culver Connect Customer Interest Survey to be entered in our database for contact in the near future to be a part of the implementation plans once the network is completed.