The Cloud Is Changing the Need for Speed

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We all have our heads in “The Cloud” and we don’t even realize it.

Cloud Computing

The days of installing applications software on your computer are over.  Many businesses and everyday consumers are already using cloud computing and they may not even know it.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the delivery of applications, software, data processing, data storage and networking over the internet.  

A great example of cloud computing is using Google Docs. Google Docs allows you to work on a word document online and saves the document in real time.  You’re able to work on the file from your computer, tablet or even mobile device without having to download word processing software.  All your device needs is an internet connection.  

Social Media and Streaming

Do you use Facebook, Instagram or Twitter?  Have you purchased anything on Amazon? Do you watch your favorite series on Netflix?  Every time we post, share, listen or watch something online it’s all happening in the cloud.  So with many of our daily activities already happening through the cloud there is an ever increasing need for faster internet speeds.

Need for Speed

Why is your internet speed so important?

Many households have multiple users and devices utilizing the same internet connection.   Watching movies, playing video games, sending emails and shopping are happening at the same time via the internet.  All of this requires adequate internet bandwidth in order for these tasks to be completed without interruption.  

According to a report by iGR research the average monthly broadband usage per household in 2016 was 190 gigabytes per month with 95% of the traffic coming from video. Streaming of HD video also doubles the amount of broadband used which requires adequate internet speeds. 

Gigafy and Fly Through the Cloud!

With speeds up to 100 times faster than DSL or cable, Race’s gigabit fiber-to-the-premises makes the Internet feel like it’s right next to you, on your own private network. Since the days when download speeds mattered much more than uploads are long over, Race delivers the same high speeds in both directions – unlike other providers who throttle uploads and make new tools like the cloud virtually unusable.

NFL Football is coming…

Don’t miss out on all the NFL action this season! Not only does the Race TV Lineup include ESPN and the NFL Network but with Race Internet’s lightening fast speeds you could also stream NFL games with no interruption! This 2017 NFL Season will be broadcasted on FOX, CBS, NBC, NFL Network and ESPN.  For […]

Race Communications to Hold “Gigafy Phelan” Town Hall

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Approved “Gigafy Phelan” Grant Will Provide Fiber-Based Gigabit Internet to over 7,600 Households

San Francisco, CA – July 28, 2017:  On Thursday July 13th, The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) passed the Gigafy Phelan Project and granted Race Communications approximately $27.6 million from the California Advanced Service Fund (CASF) to bring fiber-based gigabit internet to the Phelan, Pinon Hills and Oak Hills areas of San Bernardino County.  These areas were labeled “high priority” by the CASF in 2014 due to not meeting the minimum requirements of upload and download internet speeds and the impact the lack of connectivity was having on the community.

Race Communications and several members of the community played a big role in gaining the approval of this project as competitors worked to block the grant. Providing services to a new area requires Race Communications to  a build new network, which can be an extensive process. Therefore, members of the community are invited to attend a Town Hall Information Session on Sunday August 27th at Pinon Mesa Middle School from 2-4pm. Details on the next steps after approval will be provided and residents are encouraged to attend and ask any questions they may have about the project.

Raul Alcaraz, CEO of Race Communications notes that: “This project has been in the works for a long time and we are very proud that the CPUC saw the need for better connectivity in the area. Our company looks forward to moving ahead with the project and proving to everyone why fiber-based internet is the way of the future. We look forward to providing more information on the project as well as our construction process during the August 27th town hall meeting.”

Location:

Pinon Mesa Middle School – Womack Auditorium

9298 Sheep Creek Rd

Phelan, CA 92371

Time: 2 – 4pm