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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. 


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.

Austin, Texas Broadband Communities Summit Broadband Communities Summit

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!

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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