The Rancho Santa Fe Post

Fiber Feasibility Survey Mailed to RSF Residents

Last week, many Covenant residents received a Fiber Feasibility survey in the mail. The study, which was sent out at no cost to the Association, is being undertaken by a group of residents who hope to see a community owned fiber-optic network in the Covenant. One that can provide gigabyte-to-the-home, high-speed internet and telecommunication services.

The 4-page survey was mailed by fellow residents Mike Licosati and John Ryan. It is being conducted in partnership with Magellan Advisors, a consulting firm which has overseen similar projects in cities like Riverside, Davis, West Sacramento, Woodland, and the County of Yolo.

In the letter, Licosati and Ryan write:

“The purpose of the feasibility study is to determine how we can install such a network in a way that produces revenue for the community.”

Broadband plans that have been proposed in the Ranch previously, like one from Cox Communications in 2013, would have cost $11 million and the service provider would have owned the infrastructure.

The hard-copy versions of the survey need to be mailed back via the enclosed envelope by February 23, but the online version of the survey can be found online HERE. The feasibility study will examine four factors: infrastructure, services, providers and impact.

Read the full letter below: