Santa Cruz City Council Approves City-Wide Fiber Internet Network

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Santa Cruz Mayor, Don Lane, called the vote the “Main Event” for the City Council meeting that took place on Thursday, December 9th.

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Santa Cruz Economic Development Manager, J. Guevara, and Economic Development Director Bonnie Lipscomb first addressed the stages behind the project and what involvement would be needed from the city.

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Speaking for Cruzio and discussing the importance and benefits of gigabit Internet was their co-CEO, Peggy Dolgenos.

The floor was opened up for other speakers and a few people from the community stepped up and showed their support. Afterward, the City Council expressed their thoughts, all showing support for the project. The vote was unanimous to proceed with the Santa Cruz fiber project.

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More details to come!

Fiber Update: 26 Surveys Completed on One Small Street!

More numbers from our SantaCruzFiber.com survey (if you haven’t taken it, please do, it’s right here).

As of November 27th, we had gotten well over 1500 responses to work with and lots of interesting numbers.

In the graph below, we can see which neighborhoods are participating the most. We’re looking at the Upper West Side leading the pack with Nobel and Spring Street at or near the top of the pile. You rock, UWS!

And if you look at the list below the chart, you’ll see that even a small street can make a big difference. Word of mouth is our most effective way of spreading the news, so be sure to tell your neighbors to take the survey!

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If the graph is a little fuzzy, the numbers are these, from the neighborhood with the fewest surveys to the one with the most: Harvey West 8, San Lorenzo 20, Beach Hill 25, South Pacific 31, Riverside 32, West Harbor 33, Carbonera 39, Prospect Heights 46, Downtown North 47, Neary Lagoon 51, Market 53, South Seabright 57, Ocean View 57, Western Drive 59, Gault 61, Chestnut/Laurel 62, No Answer/Garbled 62, Natural Bridges 64, East Morrissey 65, Lower Escalona 65, Lower Bay 66, Lighthouse 82, Mitchell’s Cove 86, Branciforte 87, Spring Street 92, Mission Bay 93, Nobel 96.

In case you’re curious about what street has completed the most surveys, check the tables below. Hagar Court leads all streets in the City of Santa Cruz with 26 surveys completed — just ahead of another Upper West Side street, Western Drive. Most of us know where Western Drive is, or Escalona (3rd place). But Hagar Court? Here’s a map showing where it is and how relatively short the street is, which leads us to the statement:

Hagar Court is Awesome!


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Find your street and get a sense of whether your neighbors are aware and enthusiastic about the project. The more people who sign up, the faster we’ll get Internet to everyone and the lower we can set the price. Spread the word! We welcome participation from neighborhood Champions who will be central to the process — let us know if you’d like to be a Champion.


Street 	# of Surveys 	Street 	# of Surveys 	Street 	# of Surveys 	Street 	# of Surveys 
Hagar Ct 	26 	Dufour St 	11 	Esmeralda Dr 	8 	Palo Verde Terrace 6 
Western Dr. 	25 	Frederick St 	11 	Fair Ave 	8 	Peyton St 	6 
Escalona Drive 	23 	Market St 	11 	Lee St 	 	8 	Pine St 	6 
Ranch View Rd 	22 	Mission St 	11 	Myrtle St 	8 	Ross St 	6 
Delaware Ave 	20 	N Branciforte Ave 11 	Park Way 	8 	Soquel Ave 	6 
King St 	19 	N Pacific Ave 	11 	Plateau Ave 	8 	Torrey Pine Terrace 6 
Laurel St 	17 	National St 	11 	San Juan Ave 	8 	Archer Dr 	5 
Marnell Ave 	17 	Pelton Ave 	11 	Spring St 	8 	Avalon St 	5 
Linden St 	16 	Windham St 	11 	Washington St 	8 	Bradley Dr 	5 
Pacific Ave 	16 	Windsor St 	11 	Alta Ave 	7 	Buena Vista Ave 5 
Walk Circle 	16 	Cayuga St 	10 	Hagemann Ave 	7 	Campbell St 	5 
Dickens Way 	15 	Felix St 	10 	Harbor Dr 	7 	Carbonera Dr 	5 
Fairmount Ave 	15 	Grandview St 	10 	Lighthouse Ave 	7 	Cedar St 	5 
Highland Ave 	15 	Maple St 	10 	Meadow Rd 	7 	Clinton St 	5 
Pacheco Ave 	15 	Morrissey Blvd 	10 	Ocean St 	7 	Coulson Ave 	5 
Broadway 	14 	Seabright Ave 	10 	Peach Terrace 	7 	Darwin St 	5 
High Street 	14 	W Cliff Dr 	10 	Stanford Ave 	7 	Gharkey St 	5 
Chestnut St 	13 	Walnut Ave 	10 	Trescony St 	7 	Grant St 	5 
Isbel Dr 	13 	Wilkes Circle 	10 	2nd St 	 	6 	Hanover St 	5 
Oxford Way 	13 	Alamo Ave 	9 	Bethany Curve 	6 	Ingalls St 	5 
Arroyo Seco 	12 	Ocean View Ave 	9 	Getchell St 	6 	Meder St 	5 
Bay St 	 	12 	Seaside St 	9 	Goss Ave 	6 	Naglee Ave 	5 
Caledonia St 	12 	Segri Pl 	9 	Jackson St 	6 	Ortalon Ave 	5 
John St 	12 	Trevethan Ave 	9 	Laguna St 	6 	Pearl St 	5 
Laurent St 	12 	Van Ness Ave 	9 	Lincoln St 	6 	Rigg St 	5 
Nobel Dr 	12 	Younglove Ave 	9 	Miramar Dr 	6 	S Branciforte Ave 5 
Sumner St 	12 	3rd St 	 	8 	Monterey St 	6 	San Jose Ave 	5 
California St 	11 	Auburn Ave 	8 	Nevada St 	6 	Serra Ct 	5 
Columbia St 	11 	Belmont St 	8 	Palmetta St 	6 	Union St 	5 

Street 	# of Surveys 	Street 	# of Surveys 	Street 	# of Surveys 	Street 	# of Surveys 
Woodrow Ave 	5 	Pine Pl 	4 	Heath St 	3 	Allegro Dr 	2 
Younger Way 	5 	Poplar Ave 	4 	Hebard St 	3 	Arbor Ave 	2 
4th Ave 	4 	Riverside Ave 	4 	Jessie St 	3 	Arroyo Pl 	2 
Almar Ave 	4 	Rockridge Ln 	4 	Josefa Way 	3 	Beach St 	2 
Alta Vista Dr 	4 	Roxas St 	4 	Kalkar Dr 	3 	Beachview Ave 	2 
Annie Ln 	4 	Seaview Ave 	4 	La Fonda Ave 	3 	Blackburn St 	2 
Anthony St 	4 	Shaffer Rd 	4 	Ladera Dr 	3 	Bronson St 	2 
Belvedere Terrace 4 	Swift St 	4 	Magnolia St 	3 	Brook Ave 	2 
Berkeley Ct 	4 	Village Circle 	4 	Marine Parade 	3 	Brookwood Dr 	2 
Berkshire Ave 	4 	Vista Bella Dr 	4 	Moore St 	3 	Calvin Pl 	2 
Brookside Ave 	4 	3rd Ave 	3 	Prospect Heights 3 	Carbonera Ct 	2 
Centennial St 	4 	Anderson St 	3 	Quarry Ln 	3 	Cardiff Pl 	2 
Center St 	4 	Baldwin St 	3 	Rincon St 	3 	Catalpa St 	2 
Chace St 	4 	Berkeley Way 	3 	River St 	3 	Chico Ave 	2 
Crestview Terrace 4 	Berry St 	3 	Rocky Rd 	3 	Chrystal Terrace 2 
E Cliff Dr 	4 	Blaine St 	3 	Sacramento Ave 	3 	Continental St 	2 
Errett Circle 	4 	Button St 	3 	Santa Cruz St 	3 	Cooper St 	2 
Fridley Dr 	4 	Calcita Dr 	3 	Seton Way 	3 	Dakota Ave 	2 
Hillcrest Terrace 4 	California Ave 	3 	Sheldon Ave 	3 	Dimond St 	2 
Liberty St 	4 	Chilverton St 	3 	Sherman St 	3 	Encinal St 	2 
Locust St 	4 	Clark Ave 	3 	Spruce St 	3 	Estates Dr 	2 
Majors St 	4 	Clay St 	3 	Stockton Ave 	3 	Everson Dr 	2 
Melrose Ave 	4 	Cliff St 	3 	Storey St 	3 	Gault St 	2 
Merced Ave 	4 	De La Costa Ave 3 	Sunset Ave 	3 	Glenwood Ave 	2 
Mountain View Ave 4 	Echo St 	3 	Wavecrest Ave 	3 	Hagemann Ct 	2 
Nanna Ct 	4 	Effey St 	3 	Wendell St 	3 	Hall St 	2 
Olive St 	4 	Elm St 	 	3 	Acacia Way 	2 	Harmony Ct 	2 
Otis St 	4 	Emeline Ave 	3 	Acadia Ave 	2 	Hollywood Ave 	2 
Pennsylvania Ave 4 	Forest Ave 	3 	Algea St 	2 	Hubbard St 	2 

Street 	# of Surveys 	Street 	# of Surveys 	Street 	# of Surveys 	Street 	# of Surveys 
Hunolt St 	2 	Surfside Ave 	2 	college 8 Rd 	1 	Highland Ct 	1 
Iowa Dr 	2 	Sutphen St 	2 	Coral St 	1 	Hugus Ave 	1 
James St 	2 	Swanton Blvd 	2 	Crespi Ct 	1 	Isbel Ct 	1 
Jeter St 	2 	Sylvar St 	2 	Cypress Ave 	1 	Jenne St 	1 
Jewell St 	2 	Tosca Terrace 	2 	Cypress Park 	1 	Kennan St 	1 
Kenneth St 	2 	Tree Frog Ln 	2 	Dake Ave 	1 	Koshland Way 	1 
Kirby St 	2 	Via Hermosa 	2 	Delaveaga Park Dr 1 	Las Ondas Ct 	1 
Logan St 	2 	Weeks Ave 	2 	Dellview Ave 	1 	Laurel St Ext 	1 
Main St 	2 	Westmoor Ct 	2 	Donna Ct 	1 	Limestone Ln 	1 
Mariner Park Way 2 	Woods St 	2 	Doyle St 	1 	Los Altos Ct 	1 
Mason St 	2 	1st Ave 	1 	Easterby Ave 	1 	Mary Case Ln 	1 
McMillan Ct 	2 	1st St 	 	1 	Escalona Ct 	1 	May Ave 	1 
McMillan Dr 	2 	2nd Ave 	1 	Esmeralda Ct 	1 	Mesa Ln 	1 
McPherson St 	2 	38th Avenue 	1 	Eucalyptus Ave 	1 	Miller Ct 	1 
Mentel Ave 	2 	Anita St 	1 	Fairview Pl 	1 	Minnie St 	1 
Neary St 	2 	Barson St 	1 	Fernside St 	1 	Misty Ct 	1 
Northrop Pl 	2 	Baymount St 	1 	Fieldcrest Ln 	1 	Mott Ave 	1 
Oregon St 	2 	Bayona Drive 	1 	Francis Ct 	1 	Mountain View Ct 1 
Pasture Rd 	2 	Bellevue St 	1 	Front St 	1 	Murray St 	1 
Pilkington Ave 	2 	Benito Ave 	1 	Gilbert Ct 	1 	Oak Way 	1 
Pioneer St 	2 	Bixby St 	1 	Gina Ct 	1 	Oriole Ln 	1 
Plymouth St 	2 	Burton Dr 	1 	Glenview St 	1 	Ortalon Circle 	1 
Redwood St 	2 	Camille Ln 	1 	Glover St 	1 	Owen St 	1 
Rooney St 	2 	Canfield Ave 	1 	Graham Ave 	1 	Park Ave 	1 
Sadi St 	2 	Cardiff Ct 	1 	Green St 	1 	Parnell St 	1 
Scenic St 	2 	Carl Ave 	1 	Hammond Ave 	1 	Pendegast Ave 	1 
Seaborg Pl 	2 	Claremont Terrace 1 	Harrison Ave 	1 	Phelan Ct 	1 
Southview Terrace 2 	Cleveland Ave 	1 	Heller Drive 	1 	Plum St 	1 
Suburbia Ave 	2 	Coalinga Way 	1 	Hiawatha Ave 	1 	Potrero St 	1 

Street 	# of Surveys 
Princeton St 	1 
Pryce St 	1 
Rankin St 	1 
Rathburn Way 	1 
Refugio Rd 	1 
Reno Way 	1 
Roger Dr 	1 
Roosevelt Terrace 1 
San Lorenzo Blvd 1 
Shelter Lagoon Dr 1 
Stoneybrook Way 1 
Stoneycreek Rd 	1 
Suburbia Ct 	1 
Sunnyside Ave 	1 
Sunnyslope Ct 	1 
Taylor St 	1 
Towne Terrace 	1 
Trinity St 	1 
Vernon St 	1 
Wanzer St 	1 
West Ave 	1 
Westmoor Dr 	1 
Woodland Way 	1 
	

Cruzioworks Celebrates Community with 5th Annual Open House Extravaganza!

Date: November 6th
Time: 6pm-9pm
Where: 877 Cedar St. #150, Santa Cruz

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On Friday November 6th get ready for a First Friday party as Cruzio and our Works members celebrate with another Open House Extravaganza. We’re kind of renowned for throwing wild parties and this year’s looks like it’ll once again dazzle and amaze. Cruzio has been a part of the local Santa Cruz scene since 1989 and Cruzioworks began on its journey in 2011 in the fully refurbished former Santa Cruz Sentinel building.

The Open House Extravaganza is first and foremost a showcase of the local businesses, freelancers, and entrepreneurs that work hard every day in the Cruzioworks community and would love to share their experiences with you.

Choice Provisions, an award winning local video game company behind such titles as the “Bit Trip” series and “Woah Dave!” will be rockin’ the party! Game designer Mike Roush promises guests can “play our video game arcade of games made in the heart of Santa Cruz.” Also featured at their table will be the brand new “Tharsis” which promises to be a “turn-based, realistic space strategy game. With dice. And cannibalism.” Now that’s a party!

TōTel Communications, Santa Cruz’s go-to telecom company, will be in attendance and on hand to answer any and all questions. They provide VoIP, digital voice phone service over your Internet connection, for local business in the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Area and in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Learn about healthy fats in your diet from global expert, author, and registered dietitian nutritionist, Gretchen Vannice. Check out her newest book on The Good Fat, a simple overview of fat in our food. Stop being confused about fat! Can bacon, butter, fish, and walnuts co-exist in a healthy diet? Learn how 5 calories a day could save your life.

Expect to see a lot of other fantastic community members share what they do with the general public in what is shaping up to be the party of the year.

This isn’t our first rodeo here at Cruzio Internet, and as such we realize that you can’t have a great party without great music, food and drink.

Headlining the event is the chaotic, melodic, and psychedelic funk band known only as The Redlight District.

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery, an award winning, local, certified organic brewery, will be pouring free draft beverages. A taco truck will be serving steamy and spicy plates for a small fee. And because you can’t have dinner without dessert, Aunt Lali’s ice cream and espresso will be available for purchase.

During last year’s event, the whole town was lit up with our peerless Cruzio swag, so if freebies are the key to your heart, look no further. There’ll be tons more going on at this year’s OHE so stay tuned for more information coming up. We can’t wait to see all your beautiful glowing faces at our First Friday: Open House Extravaganza — we hope to welcome you to our beautiful building very soon!

 

O’Neill Cold Water Classic 2015

Working hard by the ocean.

Working hard by the ocean.

Cruzio loves Santa Cruz and that means we love surfing! This past weekend, surfer from all over the world descended on Santa Cruz for the longest-running surf event in Northern California, the O’Neill Cold Water Classic!  It’s a Santa Cruz tradition and, as we have for the past several years, Cruzio was on the scene helping make it all happen. Thanks to our awesome tech team everyone at the event was able to stay connected, and folks unable to attend could stream the whole thing live online. Check out some photos we managed to snap while out at the Cold Water Classic 2015.

Camera crew getting the shots for those who couldn't be here!

Camera crew getting the shots for those who couldn’t be here!

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Santa Cruz Fiber: West Side vs East Side and Street by Street

Do West Siders Value Internet More?

The City of Santa Cruz is neatly divided into East and West by the Mighty San Lorenzo River. Neatly, but not quite equally — 12 fiber neighborhoods are on the East Side, and 14 on the West.

But that difference doesn’t account for the difference in surveys between the two sides of town. After 1,244 surveys were completed, it looks like we’ve gotten more of a response from people on the West Side than on the the East.

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How can we reach more East Siders? Let us know  — contact us with your ideas! http://cruzio.com/contact/

What About Your Street?

People tend to get their neighbors involved in community projects — it’s just natural to talk to the folks next door or down the street. We know friends and neighbors are more influential than TV and radio, so we thought it would be fun to see which neighbors are doing the best job of communicating the Gigabit Internet project.

Here are the top streets, on a graph. Congratulations, Hagar Court and Ranch View Road! You are not big streets, but you’re going strong with 21 surveys each and really helping the project along. The next several leaders are also on the West Side — Escalona, Laurel Street, Western Drive, and Dickens Way. The highest count for an East Side street is Fairmount Avenue, with 14 respondents.

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A full list of all survey respondents, by street, is below. Where’s your street? If it’s not on the list, no one has filled out a survey.

ps. Have you taken the survey? Do it now: SantaCruzFiber.com.

Hagar Ct : 21, Ranch View Rd : 21, Escalona Dr : 18, Laurel St : 17, Western Dr : 16,
 Dickens Way : 15, King St : 15, Fairmount Ave : 14, Highland Ave : 13, Marnell Ave : 13,
 Bay St : 12, Pacific Ave : 12, Walk Circle : 12, Arroyo Seco : 11, Delaware Ave : 11,
 High St : 11, John St : 11, N Pacific Ave : 11, Oxford Way : 11, Pacheco Ave : 11,
 California St : 10, Pelton Ave : 10, Walnut Ave : 10, Broadway : 9, Columbia St : 9,
 Grandview St : 9, Maple St : 9, N Branciforte Ave : 9, Nobel Dr : 9, Wilkes Circle : 9,
 Dufour St : 8, Laurent St : 8, Linden St : 8, Mission St : 8, National St : 8, Segri Pl : 8,
 Trevethan Ave : 8, Van Ness Ave : 8, Cayuga St : 7, Chestnut St : 7, Felix St : 7,
 Isbel Dr : 7, Lee St : 7, Park Way : 7, Plateau Ave : 7, San Juan Ave : 7, Seaside St : 7,
 Spring St : 7, Stanford Ave : 7, Sumner St : 7, Trescony St : 7, Windsor St : 7,
 Younglove Ave : 7, Alta Ave : 6, Bethany Curve : 6, Caledonia St : 6, Frederick St : 6,
 Jackson St : 6, Laguna St : 6, Market St : 6, Meadow Rd : 6, Ocean St : 6,
 Ocean View Ave : 6, Palmetta St : 6, Palo Verde Terrace : 6, Peach Terrace : 6,
 Peyton St : 6, Ross St : 6, Soquel Ave : 6, W Cliff Dr : 6, Washington St : 6,
 3rd St : 5, Alamo Ave : 5, Bradley Dr : 5, Clinton St : 5, Esmeralda Dr : 5,
 Fair Ave : 5, Getchell St : 5, Gharkey St : 5, Lighthouse Ave : 5, Monterey St : 5,
 Morrissey Blvd : 5, Myrtle St : 5, Ortalon Ave : 5, Rigg St : 5, Woodrow Ave : 5,
 2nd St : 4, Anthony St : 4, Auburn Ave : 4, Avalon St : 4, Belvedere Terrace : 4,
 Brookside Ave : 4, Campbell St : 4, Chace St : 4, Coulson Ave : 4, Darwin St : 4,
 Errett Circle : 4, Fridley Dr : 4, Goss Ave : 4, Grant St : 4, Hanover St : 4,
 Ingalls St : 4, Liberty St : 4, Locust St : 4, Majors St : 4, Melrose Ave : 4,
 Mountain View Ave : 4, Naglee Ave : 4, Nevada St : 4, Pearl St : 4, Pine Pl : 4,
 Poplar Ave : 4, Riverside Ave : 4, S Branciforte Ave : 4, Seabright Ave : 4, Serra Ct : 4,
 Swift St : 4, Union St : 4, Windham St : 4, Almar Ave : 3, Alta Vista Dr : 3,
 Anderson St : 3, Annie Ln : 3, Baldwin St : 3, Berkeley Ct : 3, Berkshire Ave : 3,
 Berry St : 3, Carbonera Dr : 3, Cedar St : 3, Centennial St : 3, Center St : 3,
 Clark Ave : 3, Cliff St : 3, Crestview Terrace : 3, De La Costa Ave : 3, E Cliff Dr : 3,
 Hagemann Ave : 3, Harbor Dr : 3, Hebard St : 3, Hillcrest Terrace : 3, Jessie St : 3,
 Josefa Way : 3, Kalkar Dr : 3, Lincoln St : 3, Magnolia St : 3, Merced Ave : 3,
 Moore St : 3, Olive St : 3, Otis St : 3, Pennsylvania Ave : 3, Prospect Heights : 3,
 Rincon St : 3, River St : 3, Robinson Ln : 3, Rocky Rd : 3, Sacramento Ave : 3,
 Shaffer Rd : 3, Stockton Ave : 3, Storey St : 3, Sunset Ave : 3, Torrey Pine Terrace : 3,
 Wendell St : 3, 3rd Ave : 2, 4th Ave : 2, Allegro Dr : 2, Arbor Ave : 2, Archer Dr : 2,
 Arroyo Pl : 2, Atlantic Ave : 2, Beachview Ave : 2, Bellevue St : 2, Belmont St : 2,
 Berkeley Way : 2, Blackburn St : 2, Blaine St : 2, Brookwood Dr : 2, Buena Vista Ave : 2,
 Button St : 2, California Ave : 2, Calvin Pl : 2, Carbonera Ct : 2, Cardiff Pl : 2,
 Catalpa St : 2, Chico Ave : 2, Chrystal Terrace : 2, Clay St : 2, Cooper St : 2,
 Dakota Ave : 2, Elk St : 2, Emeline Ave : 2, Encinal St : 2, Estates Dr : 2,
 Everson Dr : 2, Forest Ave : 2, Glenwood Ave : 2, Hall St : 2, Hollywood Ave : 2,
 Hubbard St : 2, Hunolt St : 2, James St : 2, Jeter St : 2, Jewell St : 2, Kenneth St : 2,
 La Fonda Ave : 2, Marine Parade : 2, Mariner Park Way : 2, McMillan Ct : 2,
 McMillan Dr : 2, McPherson St : 2, Meder St : 2, Mentel Ave : 2, Miramar Dr : 2,
 Northrop Pl : 2, Pasture Rd : 2, Pilkington Ave : 2, Pine St : 2, Plymouth St : 2,
 Quarry Ln : 2, Rooney St : 2, Roxas St : 2, Sadi St : 2, San Jose Ave : 2, Santa Cruz St : 2,
 Scenic St : 2, Seton Way : 2, Southview Terrace : 2, Sutphen St : 2, Sylvar St : 2,
 Tosca Terrace : 2, Tree Frog Ln : 2, Village Circle : 2, Vista Bella Dr : 2,
 Wavecrest Ave : 2, Woods St : 2, Younger Way : 2, 1st Ave : 1, 1st St : 1, 4th Ave : 1, Acacia Way : 1,
 Alamo Ave : 1, Anderson St : 1, Avalon St : 1, Baldwin St : 1, Bay St : 1, Baymount St : 1,
 Belvedere Terrace : 1, Bethany Curve : 1, Broadway : 1, Bronson St : 1, Buena Vista Ave : 1,
 Calvin Pl : 1, Campbell St : 1, Carbonera Dr : 1, Chico Ave : 1, Chrystal Terrace : 1,
 Clay St : 1, Clinton St : 1, Coalinga Way : 1, Columbia St : 1, Coulson Ave : 1,
 Crestview Terrace : 1, De La Costa Ave : 1, Delaware Ave : 1, Delaware Ave #68 : 1,
 Dickens Way : 1, Dimond St : 1, E Cliff Dr : 1, Easterby Ave : 1, Echo St : 1, Elk St : 1,
 Errett Circle : 1, Escalona Dr : 1, Escalona Drive : 1, Felix St : 1, Fridley Dr : 1,
 Front St : 1, Glenwood Ave : 1, Goss Ave : 1, Harbor Dr : 1, Harmony Ct : 1,
 Harrison Ave : 1, Hebard St : 1, Heller Drive : 1, High St : 1, Highland Ave : 1,
 Hubbard St : 1, Ingalls St : 1, Iowa Dr : 1, James St : 1, Josefa Way : 1, Kalkar Dr : 1,
 King St : 1, Kirby St : 1, La Fonda Ave : 1, Laurel St : 1, Lighthouse Ave : 1,
 Locust St : 1, Logan St : 1, Magnolia St : 1, Marnell Ave : 1, Mary Case Ln : 1,
 Merced Ave : 1, Mesa Ln : 1, Miller Ct : 1, Mission St : 1, Morrissey Blvd : 1,
 Mountain View Ave : 1, Naglee Ave : 1, National St : 1, Northrop Pl : 1, Olive St : 1,
 Oregon St : 1, Ortalon Ave : 1, Otis St : 1, Palo Verde Terrace : 1, Pelton Ave : 1,
 Peyton St : 1, Pine St : 1, Poplar Ave : 1, Potrero St : 1, Prospect Heights : 1,
 Ranch View Rd : 1, Rankin St : 1, Redwood St : 1, Robinson Ln : 1, Rooney St : 1,
 San Juan Ave : 1, Scenic St : 1, Seaside St : 1, Shaffer Rd : 1, Sheldon Ave : 1,
 Shelter Lagoon Dr : 1, Spring St : 1, Stockton Ave : 1, Storey St : 1, elk street : 1,
 Sumner St : 1, Sunset Ave : 1, Sutphen St : 1, Tosca Terrace : 1, Trevethan Ave : 1,
 Van Ness Ave : 1, Vernon St : 1, Walnut Ave : 1, Wavecrest Ave : 1, Wendell St : 1,
 Western Dr : 1, Western Dr. : 1, Westmoor Ct : 1, Windsor St : 1

Santa Cruz Fiber: How Is Your Neighborhood Doing?

After the first 1,244 surveys, we stopped and took a snapshot so you can see how your neighborhood is doing. (We meant to count at 1,000 surveys but they were coming in really fast!)

The more Cruzio customers and survey takers a neighborhood has, the higher up it can go on the list. If you’re a Cruzio customer and take the survey, even better.

Surveys are particularly important for neighborhoods that are complicated or far from downtown. If it’s complicated to lay fiber to your area, we really need to see a lot of interest!

(Remember, to see a map of neighborhoods, look at our previous blog post. Or just take the survey, when you put in your address you’ll see what neighborhood you’re in.)

First of all, check out the pins below. People in every neighborhood in Santa Cruz have said they want gigabit Internet.

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Which neighborhood had the most surveys out of the first 1,244? Here’s a chart:
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You can see that certain neighborhoods have way more people contributing than others.

When you look at percentages, though, the neighborhoods are a lot closer. It makes sense — the smallest number of surveys comes from Harvey West, and few people live there. When you look at the percentages, though, you’ll see neighborhoods aren’t so different. Just a few extra surveys can have a big effect.

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Every survey makes a difference! Remember to tell friends and family to take the survey. SantaCruzFiber.com.

Fiber Neighborhoods in the City of Santa Cruz

To get fiber to every building in the City of Santa Cruz, Cruzio has divided the town up into 26 separate neighborhoods. Each will have its own hub leading back to Cruzio’s powerful Internet backbone.

Every neighborhood has about 1,000 homes or fewer, based on what a hub can comfortably accommodate and how the terrain is laid out. Our engineers drew borders along major roads and environmental barriers like arroyos or creeks.

We’ll build to as many neighborhoods as we can right off the bat. And neighborhoods will have priority based on several factors, the most important of which is enthusiasm. If we know we’ll have plenty of customers in a neighborhood, we’ll be much more likely to build there.

To see who’s interested, we put a survey up at SantaCruzFiber.com. The survey, along with a count of our existing customers, will be critical in determining whose neighborhood gets gigabit service first.

How’s your neighborhood doing? Check the next blog post to see.

Here’s a map showing where the neighborhoods lie:

Fiber neighborhoods in Santa Cruz

Fiber neighborhoods in Santa Cruz

Internet Around Santa Cruz County

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Cruzio is excited to be building competitive community fiber in the City of Santa Cruz. But we know there’s a lot more to be done around the County.

Cruzio is a Santa Cruz County-based provider — our business and employees are all local. We have members from Boulder Creek to Pajaro and everywhere in between. So we care a lot about good infrastructure all around the County, enabling us to serve all our customers. And almost everywhere, the infrastructure we need for the future still needs to be built. Installing it will be a big job.

Cruzio has to invest one step at a time, and the City of Santa Cruz is first for a number of reasons:
  1. We already have two fiber hubs and a data center in the City. It’s efficient for us to build out from here.
  2. The City of Santa Cruz has been extremely interested and helpful in planning a project with us.
  3. We’ve got to start somewhere.

What Cruzio’s Doing to Improve Service Around the County

We’re working on other areas too. Here’s what is happening around the County:

1. We’ve already started putting fiber around the County. We have built out a fiber hub in Scotts Valley and, with the help of the City of Watsonville, are planning one in that city too.

2. Our fiber-backed wireless network reaches many areas. Wireless technology has come a long way in the last few years and we are confident it’s as fast and as reliable as wired networks. (The issue with wireless isn’t quality — it’s how many people we can serve.) When we can reach you, we guarantee you will love the service.

3. Cruzio pushed hard for the Sunesys project, which will bring a fiber backbone down the middle of Santa Cruz County in the next few years and will help us connect houses and businesses throughout the area.

4. We are hoping to replicate the model we’re using for the City of Santa Cruz for other areas of the County that have similar community support.

5. Cruzio is working with local officials like Assemblyman Mark Stone, Supervisor Zach Friend (a shout out to Stone and Friend staffers Kieran Kelly and Patrick Mulhearn!) and others. We regularly speak at meetings encouraging community activism on broadband infrastructure. We’re an active member of the Central Coast Broadband Consortium. We are pushing hard for anything that will help get broadband to lower income and hard-to-reach areas.

What You Can Do to Encourage Broadband Around the County:
1. Let Cruzio know you want it: enter your location here and we will reach out to you.
2. Let your elected officials know it’s a priority.
3. Join our independent network as a customer. It’s a network: every point helps us reach other points.

Santa Cruz and the Big, Rare, Red Lunar Eclipse

 

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If you’re like us at Cruzio, you get excited about planetary events. This Sunday, September 27th 2015, is a peachy one. There will be a total lunar eclipse at the same time there’s a harvest moon — the biggest moon of the year. The moon looks big when it’s close, and this is the closest it comes, or the “perigee.”  It will look 14% bigger than usual.

The moon will also look red. Here’s why.

Here’s when to look for the eclipse on the West Coast:

   Pacific Daylight Time (September 27, 2015)
   Partial umbral eclipse begins: 6:07 p.m. PDT on September 27
   Total eclipse begins: 7:11 p.m. PDT
   Greatest eclipse: 7:47 p.m. PDT
   Total eclipse ends: 8:23 p.m. PDT
   Partial eclipse ends: 9:27 p.m. PDT

Note that sunset on September 27th is supposed to occur at 6:58 pm. It won’t be fully dark for much of the event. This, plus our often-present fog, will make it less dependably spectacular than it might be in other parts of the country. If it’s too foggy to get a good look, as an alternative NASA will be streaming the event live. 

So will Sky and Telescope.

And you’ll be able to go back and look at the video afterward, if you miss it.

Here’s the visibility predicted for that day:

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Fingers crossed for clear skies! See you under the moon…

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday to all you Cruzio folks out there! Here’s some fun events happening around your neighborhood this weekend!

1. First Friday Art Tour

First Friday

August 7, 2015

Happening every first Friday of the month, First Friday is an independent event designed to support a strong cultural environment through the promotion of Artists. Managed in conjunction with the participating Art venues, First Friday is a free event for enthusiastic Art Goers and an opportunity for our many talented Artists to exhibit and promote their work.

For more info. visit: http://firstfridaysantacruz.com/

 

2. California Beer Festival Santa Cruz

Beer

August 7, 2015 – August 9, 2015

Happening at the Aptos Park, Saturday is Craft Beer Heaven with over 85 craft beers on tap, food, bocce ball and live entertainment. Sunday bring the family, blankets and chairs for the hamburger and hops music festival.

Best hamburgers, gourmet & fusion sliders, craft beer and an amazing live entertainment lineup.

Kids 12 and under are FREE. There is no beer sampling on Sunday but beer and food available for purchase.

For tickets and more info. visit: CaliforniaBeerFestival.com

 

3. Church Street FairChurch

August 8, 2015 – August 9, 2015  11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Music and art all day for two days, Saturday and Sunday August 8th and 9th. There will be food, an array of music,  a crafts tent for kids, and lots of artwork!

For more info. visit: http://cabrillomusic.org/church-street-fair/

 

4. Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2015 Summer Festival

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June 30, 2015 – August 30, 2015

Santa Cruz Shakespeare brings to life professional, thought-provoking & passionate shakespearean theater. This season features: Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, The Liar and Fringe Show: The Rover (This weekend is the opening for The Liar). Performances take place in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen in the Santa Cruz redwoods, one of the most beautiful theater venues in the nation.

For tickets and more info. visit: SantaCruzShakespeare.org

 

5. Cabrillo Music Festival 

Cabrillo

August 2, 2015 – August 16, 2015

Plan your Festival Experience with the Cabrillo Music Festival, including your choice of concerts, talks, meetups and more! During the first two weeks of August each year, audiences are joined by both preeminent and emerging composers, an orchestra of dedicated professional musicians and renowned guest artists from across the globe to give voice to works which are rarely more than a year or two old.

For tickets and more info. visit: CabrilloMusic.org