The City of Lynwood has signed an agreement with SiFi Networks that would bring high speed fiber connectivity to every home and business in Lynwood at no cost to taxpayers.
“Increasing access and reliability of broadband is a very important element as we work to move Lynwood forward,” said City of Lynwood Mayor Jorge Casanova. “The City Council approval of this contract is another example of our commitment to improve the quality of life for the people who live here.”
The project will be privately funded by SiFi Networks and will provide open access network to multiple providers to deliver service which will give consumers more choice. Not only will it close the digital divide in Lynwood, but it will also boost economic development.
“Fiber internet builds a foundation for the technology development required to ensure that our city is competitive and has the infrastructure to lead new innovation and make our city prosper,” said City of Lynwood Councilmember Rita Soto.
She added that all Lynwood residents will benefit. “The fiber internet opens opportunities for our community members and our children. Students will have the ability to access additional resources without limitations. Our community members will be able to do business and live in a city that is prepared to enter the new era with possibilities.
The City of Lynwood and SiFi Networks will keep residents informed on the progress of the project and construction schedules.
SiFi Networks is currently working with other Southern California cities including Downey, Pico Rivera, Simi Valley, Placentia and Fullerton.