Race Communications has been working tirelessly to provide fiber-to-the-home internet service to the outlying areas of Tehachapi, CA for the past two years, and is now live in the communities of Stallion Springs, Oak Knolls, Cummings Valley and Bear Valley Springs. Race continues to add new customers and is expanding into the Central Valley and parts of Southern California. In July 2017, Race Communications was awarded their newest grant, bringing another 7,600 homes in the Phelan, CA (San Bernardino County) area into the future of fiber-based internet. The company’s tremendous success in Tehachapi and the future expansion in Central and Southern California has provided the need to expand Race’s workforce.
As such, Race Communications is looking to open an office in Tehachapi in early 2018. The company is currently in the preliminary stages of exploration for this venture and feels very optimistic.
“Without the people of Tehachapi and the residents of the community that choose Race over other providers for their internet, phone and TV needs, this expansion would not be possible,” says Raul Alcaraz, CEO of Race Communications. “This venture relies on several factors, but we are hoping to find the right space and the right people for our expansion in the very community that has allowed us to be successful.”
Race Communications will host their first of several Job Fairs on Saturday, November 18th from 12pm – 4pm at the Stallion Springs Community Services District – 27800 Stallion Springs Drive, Stallion Springs CA 93561. There will also be a second Job Fair in December. Race Communications would like to thank the residents of Tehachapi for their support and for making the company’s success possible. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming career days by following Race on Facebook or LinkedIn.
Race Communications would like to thank everyone who came out to the Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 28th in Bear Valley Springs. Over 700 people came out to the Whiting Center to enjoy the 20+ cars that were decorated for the event. The trunk decoration contest was heavily contested with the Day of the Dead Theme edging out 1st Place. 2nd Place went to the Spooky Concoction Theme. 3rd Place went to the Froggy Theme. 4th Place went to the Spooktacular Scare Family Theme. Some of the prizes Race awarded the winners were an Amazon Fire Stick, Amazon Fire Tablet, Race Coffee Mugs and Starbucks Gift Cards. This event was sponsored by the Bear Valley Police Department, Bear Valley Community Services District and Race Communications.
Race Communications has been constructing the Kern County High Desert Project bringing a fiber-based network to Tehachapi, CA and surrounding areas. This project was approved and partially funded by a grant from the California Advanced Services Fund. Currently, Race is accepting orders and connecting the vast majority of serviceable areas in the Tehachapi and Bear Valley Springs. For more information you can visit race.com or visit our Race to Tehachapi Facebook page.
Race Communications rolled into town in the new Race “GIGA-MOBILE” for the annual “Phelan Phamily Phun Days” in Phelan, CA. The event included a carnival, bands, performances and a number of vendor booths. Race team members participated alongside 20-25 other vendors, which included The Pizza Factory, Maui Wowi, CERT, The Desert Keepers, Metro PCS and more.
We had a BLAST and plan on attending many more events in the Phelan area during our “Gigafy Phelan” Fiber Internet Project. If you’d like to stay up to date with Race events and construction please fill out our Inquiry Form.
Race will also be making a huge announcement at our upcoming town hall meeting, so mark your calendars!
Race “Gigafy Phelan” Town Hall Meeting
Friday November, 17th from 6-8pm at the Piñon Mesa Middle School Auditorium
One of the unique aspects about Race Communications is that we strive to serve communities that larger carriers have long ignored. The projects in the Mono County and Five Mining Communities are great examples of what makes Race stand out from the rest. The quaint town of Johannesburg has traits of the old west as it inhabits families, scholars as well as business owners. Lee Vining is a friendly High Sierra community which is a popular tourist destination only minutes away from Tioga Pass, Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake, Bodie (the official state ghost town) and Mammoth Lakes. Lee Vining is a non-CASF project fully funded by Race Communications.
During the application process to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for these projects, Race contended that available broadband was insufficient and the communities voiced dissatisfaction with mobile broadband as a substitute for wired broadband. Main issues for the need of reliable broadband included data caps, lack of bandwidth and reliability for functional use for education, healthcare, economic competitiveness and public safety. Race’s Fiber Internet solves many of these issues.
The great news is that installations are just around the corner!
For those customers who already have placed orders in Mono County, drops and installations are scheduled to happen towards the end of October in the Crowley Lake, Aspen Springs, Mono City, Sunny Slopes, Tom’s Place and Lee Vining. The Five Mining Communities consisting of Johannesburg, Randsburg and Red Mountain will also begin drops and installations towards the end of October. If your order has already been placed, one of our Race team members will be calling to schedule installations. If you haven’t placed an order, GET GIGAFIED today! or call 1-877-722-3833.
We at Race would like to thank you for your patience and are excited to bring reliable and affordable internet to your community!