RACE is coming!

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect on Saturday when RACE held their informational meeting for Bear Valley Springs residents. Perhaps that is what lead to such a great turn out, or perhaps it was due to the fact that the community is in such need for reliable broadband services and RACE seems to be the solution residents have been waiting for. Lead by CEO, Raul Alcaraz, the meeting provided a lot of helpful information for the community.

Alcaraz explained in detail why certain areas are not included in the maps found online and how the project areas are determined using standards set by the CPUC. The area removed from the initial application includes the top of Bear Valley (Deertrail, Paramount, Starland). However, RACE hopes to provide service to this area in the future as a 100% self-funded project. Alcaraz also dispelled rumors that the funds granted to the company were running out and that the company WILL be providing service to the areas shown in the service maps found on the company website.

RACE has awarded contracts to local contractors to begin the buildout of the project starting by their POP (point-of-presence) right outside Stallion Springs on Banducci. Construction crews will begin working down Banducci up Pellisier and along 202 making their way to the gate of Bear Valley Springs. Residents in the area can expect to see crews working within the next 2-3 weeks, and RACE hopes to begin installs in the area in late fall of 2016.

Attendees pointed out the missed deadlines set forth by RACE previously, and RACE understands the frustrations. RACE is building brand-new infrastructure and as is to be expected with construction, delays can and have occurred, especially in regards to permits and unexpected issues such as replacement of utility poles. Based on previous experience with other communities such as Boron and Stallion Springs, the expected timeline to have all zones up and running in Bear Valley Springs is 8-16 months.

Bear Valley Springs has been divided into 12 zones (not including Cummings Valley and Fairview Ranches). To see the zones and their designated borders, please visit our zoomable map or see below:

BearValley

For more information on construction questions regarding homes, visit our FAQ page at www.race.com/faq.

RACE construction meeting in BVS

Come to The Whiting Center to learn more about what’s next!

Thank you for considering Race as your next Internet provider. Many residents in the area have reached out about service from us, and we know that many of you want to know more about what is going on with construction and about service in Bear Valley Springs.

On Saturday 6/25, our team will be holding an informational meeting for everyone in Bear Valley Springs.

It is a great opportunity for you to have a one-on-one conversation with members of our construction team and get answers to any questions you may have about the company, our products and services as well as construction.

The meeting will be held at the Whiting Center at 3:00pm on Saturday 6/25/2016. If you would like more information on the event, please call us at 877-722-3833 or visit our Events page on Facebook to let us know you’re interested in attending.