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Why Ontario?

They think fiber

Ontario is the gateway to southern California. Located at the apex of three major freeways and with its own international airport, it offers easy access to mountain resorts, Pacific beaches, Palm Springs and Las Vegas -- and downtown L.A.

In the early 2000s, city management realized the potential of a connected community and in 2013 developed a Technology Fiber Master Plan.

OntarioNet, the city’s municipal fiber network, set about developing a citywide gigabit fiber network. It not only supports the data and telecommunication service requirements of the city, it’s a tool to encourage business attraction and retention and to offer residents a dedicated fiber connection with gigabit internet speeds.

OntarioNet also provides fiber to the home in Ontario Ranch, the city’s 8,200-acre, 13-square-mile master planned development. Southern California’s first gigabit community, Ontario Ranch will ultimately boast 46,000 new homes. It’s part of the reason the U.S. Census Bureau predicts Ontario’s population will double by 2035. The current take rate for gigabit service is 60%.

And in the contiguous community of Rancho Cucamonga, the city council adopted a Fiber Optic Master Broadband Plan last September. It provides the framework and tools to offer gigabit broadband service to the business community as well as a fiber-to-the-premise/home project.

Need any other reasons for why Ontario? The area boasts 300 days of sunshine a year and some of the oldest wineries in California.


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More California dreamin’

  • Additional Southern California communities working on fiber systems include Santa Monica, Long Beach, Playa Vista, Riverside, Santa Ana, Irvine

  • Los Angeles city leaders have called a municipal broadband network vital to fostering inclusion efforts for digital equality. The city council is considering a motion to study the feasibility of providing at-cost high-speed internet to local businesses and residents.

  • San Francisco recently moved to start choosing private-sector partners capable of helping it build its own broadband network at the lowest possible cost. As part of these efforts, San Francisco is mandating its potential partner adhere to net neutrality principles. It is also requiring subsidies for low-income residents, as well as privacy protections for consumer data.



Economic state of our states

California now has the world’s 5th-largest economy. Every sector contributed to the state’s growth last year except agriculture. And while California’s economy grew by 3 percent in 2017, it was outpaced by its neighbors, Nevada, 3.5 percent; Washington, 4.4 percent and Arizona 3.2 percent. Idaho was 2.7 percent and Oregon was 2.5 percent.

Bureau of Economic Analysis




Broadband state of our six regional states


  • 94.5% access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster
  • 88.2% access to broadband 100mbps or faster
  • 1.5% access to 1 gigabit broadband


  • 90.3% access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster
  • 88.2% access to broadband 100mbps or faster
  • 16.9% access to 1 gigabit broadband


  • 94.8% access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster
  • 92.0% access to broadband 100mbps or faster
  • 11.9% access to 1 gigabit broadband


  • 87.0% access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster
  • 83.1% access to broadband 100mbps or faster
  • 7.9% access to 1 gigabit broadband


  • 92.5% access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster
  • 90.3% access to broadband 100mbps or faster
  • 10.4% access to 1 gigabit broadband


  • 82.3% access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster
  • 69.8% access to broadband 100mbps or faster
  • 60.8% access to 1 gigabit broadband


“Broadband access is not a luxury. It is a necessity. The internet expands opportunities for commerce and strengthens our economy.”

— Washington Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray

“High-speed communications is a necessity. It’s considered critical infrastructure. In order for rural areas to exist and then thrive, this infrastructure has to be in place.”

— Tom Husted, CEO, Valley Communications Association, Pahrump, Nev.

“High-speed internet is the necessary foundation for taking advantage of technology in the classroom. I support expanding broadband connectivity in every classroom in our state to ensure our students have the tools and skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.”

— Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

“The internet democratizes knowledge, and access to it needs to be as reliable for students in Elgin as it is in Eugene.”

— Oregon Gov. Kate Brown upon signing the Connecting Oregon Schools Funds bill to improve high speed internet for rural schools. The funds will be used to put in place 100 miles of new fiber optic connections.


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