Digital Inclusion Community-based Survey
In 2018, the City’s Technology and Innovation Commission (TIC) conducted a community-based digital inclusion survey to assess how Long Beach residents are currently accessing the Internet and the barriers they face to connect to Internet services. The survey was provided in the four languages covered under the City’s Language Access Policy which includes English, Khmer, Spanish and Tagalog. The survey was distributed at local community hubs around Long Beach. The summary report includes strategic recommendations for advancing digital inclusion efforts citywide. The survey analysis and recommendations are incorporated into the Roadmap.
Citywide Fiber Network Infrastructure Plan
City staff are in the process of identifying potential partners for the Citywide Fiber Network Infrastructure Plan that will expand the City's fiber municipal network infrastructure. Increased fiber will improve wired and wireless connectivity throughout Long Beach to advance the City's business and functional operational needs, public safety requirements, digital inclusion goals, and economic development goals. The City owns approximately 50 miles of fiber optic cable throughout Long Beach and another 13 miles is currently being built. To ensure that high quality services are available to all areas of the City, it is important to expand capacity and connect all City facilities to the fiber infrastructure network. The City expects to make recommendations in the next 12 months. The PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the Citywide Fiber Network Infrastructure project.
Digital Inclusion Initiative Memorandums
+View CARES Act Program Outcomes Update for May 2021
+View Digital Inclusion Initiative Update for May 2020
+View Digital Inclusion Initiative Update for December 2019
+View Digital Inclusion Initiative Update for February 2019
+View Digital Inclusion Initiative Update for May 2018