Race wins 2nd place at annual IEEP “Red Tape to Red Carpet” awards.

On Wednesday, November 7th the Inland Empire Economic Partnership hosted their sixth annual “Turning Red Tape to Red Carpet” awards ceremony. Race Communications was nominated for the “Smart City/Smart County” award alongside OntarioNet and Connect Anza. This award recognizes cities and counties that have taken innovative approaches to provide reliable high-speed internet to their residents and businesses.

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Race has been in business for over 20 years and for the past 9 years we have been working in parallel with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to provide affordable gigabit fiber internet to rural unserved and underserved communities across California. We would not be able to do this without the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF).

“Gigafy Phelan” is our tenth grant project – and also one of our largest, covering 98 square miles. Once fully built, our network will provide fiber to the home gigabit internet to over 7,600 homes and businesses. To date, over 600 residents and business owners have been installed.

Since we began providing services in May, we have seen several positive social and economic improvements. Residents are now pursuing online higher education and working to complete degrees, local community groups are forming science and technology-based learning groups and advancing digital literacy, and homes and businesses are implementing the use of wireless security systems in crime-prone areas.

We want to thank the Inland Empire Economic Partnership for recognizing our efforts in the community as well as the staff at Race and the community of Phelan. This project would not be the success that it is without either.

Connect Anza took home first place for their efforts in Anza and the surrounding areas – The first strands of fiber were hung in July 2015 and bringing high-speed Internet has been a welcome change. The system is still being built, but now encompasses most of their cooperatives service territory in the Anza and Aguanga areas. Construction to serve the eastern areas of the cooperative will begin soon.

OntarioNet claimed 3rd place. The project, which is powered by Inyo Networks, will provide high-speed Internet, Ethernet, and Voice over IP services to the City of Ontario and its businesses.  All services are using a crystal clear, all-fiber network.

National Night Out 2018

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

This year, Race attended National Night Out in Stallion Springs and Bear Valley Springs while sponsoring National Night Out in Playa Vista. Both Stallion Springs and Bear Valley Springs had dunk tanks – BVS’ was hosted by Race and Race also had a water booth with games for the children in Stallion Springs.

The Race team enjoyed the beautiful weather and getting to know the members of the communities they serve. Residents who have Race services gave their feedback and those who didn’t have service through Race expressed their desire for better broadband in their neighborhoods.

The evening in Stallion Springs finished with a raffle where two lucky kids won bikes that were sponsored by Race. In Bear Valley Springs the line at the dunk tank never slowed down even the Assistant GM of the Bear Valley Springs Association, Cheramy Krueger got dunked!

The Race team looks forward to coming back next year!

MikroTik Security Vulnerability

Dear RACE Valued Customer,

Please be advised,

There is a MikroTik security issue:
MikroTik RouterBoard V-6.38.5 Denial Of Service | CPU Consumption

A vulnerability in the network stack of MikroTik Version 6.38.5 released 2017-03-09 could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to exhaust all available CPU via a flood of TCP RST packets, preventing the affected router from accepting new TCP connections. 

***If you do not know what a MikroTik is, chances are you don’t have one, so please do not be alarmed***

Recommendation:
Check you Mikrotik  OS Version and update it to be newer than V-6.38.5.
We recommend you to keep it up to date.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please email us at support@race.com or click here and select support.

Thank you for your business and continued support,

RACE Communications Support Team

👻 Have a SPOOKTACULAR time at the Trunk or Treat 10/28 – Sponsored by Race 🎃

 

UPDATE: Race is now partnering with the Bear Valley Police Department and Bear Valley Springs Association at the Carnival on Saturday October 28th from 5 – 9:00pm.

Whiting Center Parking Lot

26940 Bear Valley Road

Tehachapi, CA 93561

Setup your own trunk, donate candy or bring the kids out to this SPOOKTACULAR event!

If you’d like to participate or would like more information please contact team@race.com by October 20th