Cruzio Was at the Indie Business Expo

Last night at the Coconut Grove, Think Local First hosted its Indie Business Expo. We saw many current customers and had a few inquires taken to find out more about Cruzio Internet. We met many more who unfortunately can’t yet get our services, but who are in areas that are on our radar for future installations such as Hidden Fortress Coffee Roasting in Watsonville. If everything goes through with Watsonville Community Hospital, many more business like Hidden Fortress in that area will soon have access to the fastest local internet.img_2502copy-of-img_2520copy-of-img_2528copy-of-img_2517

The Expo was extremely successful with a long line even before doors opened. We saw some familiar faces; Allterra Solar and Good Times were stationed and ready for the bustling crowd of local business goers.

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This was a fantastic opportunity for us to promote the Fiber Project. With only months away from breaking ground in the first neighborhood, interest is growing steadily. We had a multitude of questions about Fiber! Many visitors to our station certainly wanted to know how long it would take for us to get Fiber out to them, and, conveniently, a number of these individuals lived between downtown and Mission St – a great area to be talking about Fiber as they are closer to our initial neighborhood for Fiber implementation.


A big thank you to Think Local First for the opportunity to showcase our services at the event. As always, a fun time and a brilliant event for local businesses like Cruzio to promote what we all do for our community.copy-of-img_2515

All-Inclusive Office Space is Available at Cruzio!


Welcome to the future of full-service office space at gigabit speed, where almost everything is taken care of for you. Located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz in the Cruzio building, convenience and accessibility are just the start of why our tenants love being here.

We have the rare opportunity of a mid-size space coming available September 1st. 529 square feet and optionally furnished with beautiful Herman Miller desks. There is a coworking facility in a nearby part of the building, with a wonderful community of local professional people — great for conversations over coffee and networking. We were sad to see our last long-term tenants go and are looking for a minimum commitment of 24 months, with lower pricing options available depending on the length of the lease.

Some amenities included in the price:

  • Gigabit (1000 Mbps) lightning fast internet, both wifi and wired, at no extra cost (the fastest internet in the county)
  • Access to coworking facility, including on-site networking events and meet-ups
  • Two break rooms
  • Weekly light cleaning of your office
  • Trash and recycling pick-up
  • Utilities included
  • Private entrance from building’s main hallway
  • Recently renovated, beautifully appointed interiors
  • Yearly building-wide Open House event sponsored by lessor
  • Located in the heart of downtown, the technology hub of Santa Cruz
  • 20 hours of meeting time included in a choice of 3 fully-equipped meeting rooms
  • Onsite parking
  • Excellent networking opportunities with over 30 local companies
  • On site organic cafe
  • Friendly staff on site

Sound like a great fit? Great! We would love to hear from you! Stop by for a tour or contact us for more information. 


Cruzio announces start of Santa Cruz Fiber project

Cruzio announces start of Santa Cruz Fiber project, Santa Cruz CA

July 19th, 2016 — Cruzio Internet announced today that they will begin construction of the Santa Cruz Fiber internet network immediately. The gigabit speed, fiberoptic network is being built in collaboration with the City of Santa Cruz and has the goal of providing affordable, next-generation broadband to every home and business in the city.

“We could not be more excited to finally be breaking ground,” declared Cruzio’s President and co-founder Peggy Dolgenos. “True, cutting-edge, locally-operated internet is always a goal, and now that goal is closer than ever.”

Cruzio Internet and the City of Santa Cruz have been developing plans to build out a high-speed network for the past two years with various financing options. Spurring the project forward, and demonstrating the construction methods and business model involved, Cruzio is taking the bold step of initiating this first “neighborhood” — covering around 1,000 homes in the downtown area — independently.

“The best way to demonstrate how successful this network can be is to just start building it,” said Cruzio’s Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, Chris Neklason. “The City Council and staff have been fantastically encouraging and we decided the time was right to take that encouragement and put it into action.”

Starting this fall, Cruzio engineers will program and install the hardware necessary to “light up” the gigabit speeds. At the same time, construction crews will move through the neighborhood installing the backbone fiber path, and connections to the homes of anyone who has signed up.

“We’re thrilled about the low price we can offer City residents,” continued Dolgenos. “We are aiming for $50 per month for gigabit internet — one of the lowest prices in the whole country. This is not an elite service, we want to make it affordable to as many people as possible.”

One gigabit per second, or 1000 megabits per second, is 10-100 times faster than the next best service available in the City and is the same level of service available in Google Fiber markets.

“Cruzio has already proven they lead the way with a gigabit-class wireless network,” said J. Guevara, City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Manager. “Now we get to see the first step for Santa Cruz Fiber by providing fast and affordable internet in Downtown Santa Cruz at an unbeatable price.” The City of Santa Cruz and Cruzio continue to explore how to expand the network throughout the city.

To learn more about Gigabit Broadband and to get your building connected, visit To learn more about Santa Cruz Fiber, visit

About Cruzio

Cruzio, founded, run, and wholly owned by residents of Santa Cruz, is one of the largest independent internet service providers in California and a registered Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) with a significant market share (about 9,000 households and businesses) in Santa Cruz County. Established in 1989, Cruzio connects businesses and residences around Santa Cruz County and parts of the Bay Area with multi-gigabit fiber internet, business-grade wireless internet, and other internet and web services. Our beautiful headquarters in downtown Santa Cruz serve as an Internet Exchange Point and data center, with colocation, flexible office space and coworking for startups and small businesses.


Santa Cruz Fiber Project on Track to Break Ground in Early 2017

Since the City council voted unanimously to move forward with Gigabit-to-the-home fiber in January, we’ve been working non-stop on the Santa Cruz Fiber Project. In fact we’ve been so busy with it we’ve been totally neglectful in keeping everyone updated. We’ll be sure to post regular updates from here on out.

So what’s been happening since? Lots!

Firstly, and most importantly, we’ve been locked away in our Santa Cruz Fiber Project underground bunker with our partners at the City, engaging in high-level cogitation, extreme fine-tuning and the general hashing out of every little detail of the project and the agreement. This is a BIG project and we want to make sure we’re doing everything right. They say you should measure twice and cut once. Well, with this project we’re measuring a dozen times before that first cut. It’s that important. We’re making great progress and still absolutely expect to be breaking ground as we roll into 2017.

We’re also meeting with as many fiber electronics manufacturers, construction companies, engineers and designers as we can. At Cruzio we’ve been building and running broadband networks since before there were broadband networks, but there’s always room to learn more about the next wave of tech. The companies we’re talking to are on the cutting edge of fiber-to-the-premise deployments nationwide. We’ve talked to the designers, owners and suppliers for many of the biggest, most successful (and not so much) networks in the country. We’re determined to make sure that Santa Cruz’s network is the absolute best.


Speaking of information gathering, a couple of weeks ago Cruzio’s project team, and the City of Santa Cruz’s team, all headed out for a week in Austin, Texas for the Broadband Communities Summit 2016. Everyone who is anyone in community broadband was there. We all learned a ton, met some great people and got lots and lots of encouragement from folks building the same kinds of community-owned broadband networks all over the country. It was pretty inspiring to hear from all those community leaders and it felt great to get some props for the way we’re approaching the Santa Cruz Fiber Project.

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We also got major kudos out in Austin because it happened to coincide with the announcement of more Gigabit goodness in Santa Cruz. Cruzio and the City have teamed up with Siklu wireless to jump start the Gigabit project by serving 17 community, residential and business sites with Siklu’s gigabit, millimeter-wave wireless hardware. This is the first project of its kind in the country and we couldn’t be happier to get this quick an easy win for the city. You can read all about the project here and here.

That’s it for now. Thanks to everyone for all the support so far. In the summer, we plan to open up for pre-signups and we’ll want as many folks as possible to commit to the service and help us plan out the schedule of the build. The first people on board will be guaranteed service faster than anyone else. And, most importantly, the more people who sign up quickly, the lower the cost will be for every single subscriber.

Thanks again. Go Go Gigabit!

Santa Cruz City Council Approves City-Wide Fiber Internet Network

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

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.

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.


More details to come!

Fiber Update: 26 Surveys Completed on One Small Street!

More numbers from our 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!

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!


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


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.


How can we reach more East Siders? Let us know  — contact us with your ideas!

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.


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:

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.


Which neighborhood had the most surveys out of the first 1,244? Here’s a chart:


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.


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