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File #: 22-15    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 6/18/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 6/28/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Approval of an Affordable Housing Internet Connectivity Program Agreement with Ting Fiber, Inc for an Amount Not-to-Exceed $247,200; and (2) Direction to the City Manager on the Location of Ting's Free WiFi Service.
Attachments: 1. 2021-06-28 ATT Properties with Eligible Affordable Housing Units
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CC - (1) Approval of an Affordable Housing Internet Connectivity Program Agreement with Ting Fiber, Inc for an Amount Not-to-Exceed $247,200; and (2) Direction to the City Manager on the Location of Ting's Free WiFi Service.

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Meeting Date: June 28, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Jesse Mays, Assistant City Manager
Phone Number: City Manager's Office - (310) 253-6000

Fiscal Impact: Yes [X] No [] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (06/23/2021); Municipal Fiber Network, Housing Authority, Housing Issues (06/22/2021)

Department Approval: John Nachbar (06/22/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council approve an Affordable Housing Internet Connectivity Program Agreement with Ting Fiber, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $247,200; and (2) provide direction to the City Manager on the location of Ting's free public WiFi service.


BACKGROUND

On November 9, 2020, the City Council authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement to allow Ting Fiber, Inc. ("Ting"), to construct, own and operate a citywide fiber-optic network. The terms of the agreement were to contain certain community initiatives related to provision of low-cost gigabit internet service to affordable housing, a free wi-fi service location, and free internet service to non-profit organizations. Consistent with that direction, on January 28, 2021, the City and Ting executed a Master Encroachment Agreement that contained the following community initiatives:

Affordable Housing Internet Service: Ting and the City of Culver will work together to develop the terms of and enter an agreement for an Affordable Housing Internet Connectivity Program, that will, among other things, establish a pilo...

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