RACE Communications expanding to Oak Knolls, Alpine Forest, Cummings Valley, Brite Lake and Fairview Ranches.

While the weather forecast predicted rain, wind and gloominess, RACE got lucky and was greeted with calm breeze and partly sunny skies as well as a large turnout from the local community when they hosted their first informational meeting for the outlying communities of Tehachapi. On October 15th, CEO Raul Alcaraz and other team members came to Brite Lake to speak about the company and the ongoing project to bring fiber internet services to the nearby communities of Oak Knolls, Alpine Forest, Cummings, Valley, Brite Lake and Fairview Ranches.

In today’s connected world, reliable, high-speed internet is an absolute necessity, and it is our company’s mission to provide advanced communications at an affordable price. Launched in 1995, RACE is a leading provider of fiber internet service throughout California, and our company has recently released its newest product, RaceTV, to give future customers the best in home entertainment.

“When?” and “How?” were the two questions that Alcaraz was asked over and over again. Residents of the community know about the products and want the services so how will the process work and when can they expect service?

Bringing our services to a community is a resource intensive project that requires careful research and planning. From start to finish there are 4 main phases to our process, each with it’s own sub-steps and processes.

1. Research and Exploration

We spend a lot of time in this phase, developing a construction plan for the communities we are researching and working with local authorities on permitting and other issues.

2. Design

We use the data gathered to create a map of where we can build based on existing infrastructure and obstacles.

3. Construction

This is the step residents see the most. Once our plans are complete, our crews get straight to work laying and splicing miles of fiber.

4. Sign up and Installation

Once our construction is almost complete, we will release our order form for a region, and residents can choose the services they want for their home or business. This will initiate the installation process which has it’s own steps.

At this time we expect the first zone (Zone Cyan) to be released by the end of the year pending the resolution of an obstacle with our build along HWY 202 (permitting)

For information on the zone designations and to find your specific zone, please see our services map.

To search the map: Select the right corner of the map to “View Larger Map”. Select the magnifying glass and type in your address and click it, your address will pop up on the map with a marker.

Please keep in mind that zones are a moving target and can change or expand based on several external factors.

CEO Raul Alcaraz to participate at 3rd annual Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program.

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) has selected 77 Latino entrepreneurs from across the United States to be a part of the third cohort of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program (SLELP3). SLELP3 is a six-week program jointly developed by Stanford faculty and LBAN.  Its focus is to help Latino business owners scale – i.e., grow – their businesses. As part of this immersive six-week program, SLELP3 provides participants with valuable concepts and frameworks, enhanced access to capital, personal mentorship from successful entrepreneurs and investors, and a better understanding of the capital resources necessary to grow their businesses, create jobs, and build a stronger economy.

The applicant selection criteria was developed to rigorously filter very early stage companies and target those companies that have received market and/or investor validation. To be considered for this program, the preferred criteria for applicants is to have either generated $1 million in revenue or have raised $500k in funding. As part of the six-week program, the entrepreneurs will take a customized online course based on curriculum developed by two Stanford Professors; Huggy Rao, Stanford Graduate School of Business Faculty and Bob Sutton, Stanford School of Engineering Faculty, who are internationally recognized as experts in scaling businesses.

SLELP3 business owners are part of an elite and talented group of innovators and business leaders whose drive, work ethic, and ambition will help to grow our economy and communities acrossthe United States.

About Stanford University and LBAN Collaboration

LBAN and Stanford University collaborate on programs for Latino Entrepreneurs including the research focused Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) and the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program (SLELP). LBAN endeavors to make America stronger by empowering Latino entrepreneurs to grow large businesses through entrepreneurship research, education, and networks. LBAN’s ultimate goal is to double the number of $100 million and $1 billion Latino owned businesses by 2020.

From: PRNewsWire