No Fiber in Mountain View an Internet Desert

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by fmc » Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:25 am
Having got into Mountain View you may have worked out that sometime about 50 years ago they got somewhat into burying utilities. Which means that there are older residential areas with poles, and newer areas with buried utilities, and some areas where I think formerly aerial utilities were buried. It's kinda patchwork and I sometimes think that where I live on the UFC banana road is kind of an island of aerial utilities surrounded by buried utilities.

If you try to re-develop a property you may be made to advance this agenda:

(1) neighboring property to the north of where I live (on the UFC banana road) was another small apartment building until the mid 1990s when it was redeveloped as several two-story single-family mini-mansions and while the utilities are still on poles along the street they are brought into these mini-mansions through underground boxes not overhead cables

(2) across Villa at the north end of UFC banana road is a former Superfund site which has is said to have been remediated and has been redeveloped into a multi-story rental called "The Tillery" with a new and maybe as-yet-unnamed public park out front, and along the front of that property the overhead utilities (which include AT&T fiber) have been buried

But you may not: if you knock down a single-family home and build a new two-story single-family home on the property, the utilities will not only remain on poles out front but you will be allowed to re-connect to the poles with aerial cabling!

Anyway, I suspect that the city's buried-utilities policy is one of the things that drives their behavior: they don't want to replace poles, policy is that utilities should be buried!
by fmc » Sat May 18, 2024 12:07 pm
From the Shoreline West Association of Neighbors Newsletter:

City of Mountain View Broadband Survey
The City of Mountain View is conducting a study of internet availability, access and affordability as part of a citywide broadband needs assessment. The City is seeking to gather first-hand information through the survey to improve household and business access to high-speed and affordable internet service. The survey link is:
https://www.mountainview.gov/our-city/d ... assessment

Went most of the way through it and then got to Question 23.

23. Would you like to receive more information about broadband and related services and technologies in your area?Let us know who you are and how to reach you. This information will be considered confidential and will not be shared with any other parties.

Who is behind this? I'm sure they would like to tell me that AT&T and/or Comcast and maybe Verizon (yes I have received something in the mail from Verizon about their 5G service) offer "broadband and related services and technologies" and "in my area". Anyway I gave 'em an e-mail address to find out.
by rbd » Mon Jun 24, 2024 2:38 pm
fmc wrote: Sat May 18, 2024 12:07 pm Who is behind this? I'm sure they would like to tell me that AT&T and/or Comcast and maybe Verizon (yes I have received something in the mail from Verizon about their 5G service) offer "broadband and related services and technologies" and "in my area". Anyway I gave 'em an e-mail address to find out.
You're quoting from the survey that the City of Mountain View themselves is doing, right? So it must be the city that is behind it — it sounds like they are trying to make sure that everyone who wants it has home internet.
by shiyingzheng » Tue Jul 02, 2024 9:21 am
dane wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:44 pm We are working now the cut down the project to a smaller segment of the City, in hopes we can at least build some portion of it where the poles are safe.
Has the plan been settled? If so, would you be able to share which area of the city is getting fiber?
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