The City of Pico Rivera has started a study to determine future fiber optics and broadband needs in the community, and to develop a master plan for future deployments. The leadership of the City considers broadband a critical service for the City’s businesses, organizations and citizens, but does not directly control broadband services in Pico Rivera. This study will provide City leadership with a clearer understanding of the steps that may be required to gain and maintain a competitive advantage and do everything possible to ensure the community’s needs are met.
“The purpose of this survey is to ensure that our residents, students, businesses, and the City itself have the connectivity that we all need in order to conduct our daily errands and business” said Pico Rivera Mayor Gustavo V. Camacho. “It is also important to identify the issues our residents and businesses are experiencing with the existing connectivity in our City. The information we collect will assist us in figuring out the next steps to become a Smart City. I encourage all of our residents and businesses to take a few minutes and participate in this survey”
The initial phase of the study includes gathering input from City residents, businesses and other key stakeholders. Separate online surveys have been developed for residents and businesses which will be available through May 15, 2020.
To take the survey, citizens and businesses should go online to:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/THXD673 for residents and https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T6WHS6X for businesses.
The results of the survey will be shared with City Council and the public during the summer of 2020. The City has contracted with HRGreen, a national consulting firm with offices in Southern California, to complete this study.