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