City of Santa Monica

Santa Monica City Net 100 Gigabit Community Broadband

Promoting economic development and livability with globally competitive broadband.

Digital Inclusion Pilot

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One Goal: Gigabit for All

Santa Monica City Council approved funding for our Digital Inclusion Pilot on October 27, 2015. On November 30, 2015, we connected our 1st of 10 affordable housing buildings with 10 Gigabit Broadband!


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For Post Production: Download a 40GB Blu-Ray Movie

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For Disaster Recovery: Transfer 2TB Production File to DR Site

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1 GB 5h
10 GB 29m
100 GB 3m

Dark Fiber

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For Network Architecture: Provision Private Dark Fiber Network


Ring Network

Mesh Network

  • 24x7 Network Operations Center
  • Static IP Addresses
  • Symmetrical Speeds
  • On-Site Support
  • Customer Portal

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Enterprise Solutions

The Team

  • Gary Carter

    Gary Carter

    Community Broadband Manager

    • Kevin Grossi

      Kevin Grossi

      Broadband Services Intern

    • John Meschyan

      John Meschyan

      Broadband Services Engineer

    • Omar De Arcos

      Omar De Arcos

      Broadband Services Intern

    • Jamila Haji

      Jamila Haji

      Community Services Program Specialist

    • Kenneth Bales

      Kenneth Bales

      Community Broadband Analyst

    • Norbert de Lendorff-Koszowicz

      Norbert de Lendorff-Koszowicz

      Network Construction Assistant

Our History

Telecom Master Plan


INET Construction


City constructs an Institutional Network (INET) for the City, Santa Monica School District, and Santa Monica College utilizing aerial fiber owned by local cable company.


Municipal Network


With telecom cost savings from INET, City initiates Phase I construction of its own underground Fiber Optic Network.


Right of Way Ordinance

July 2004

City adopts a Public Right of Way Ordinance regulating time, plan, and manner of assets in Public Right of Way.


Dark Fiber Leasing

April 25 2006

City starts leasing Dark Fiber to community stakeholders.


InfoWeek Innovation Award


FHWA Presentation

February 14 2013

Santa Monica City Net presented to FHWA Office of Policy and Federal Working Group on Broadband Infrastructure Deployment on Santa Monica’s unique broadband model.