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Fullerton FiberCity

Changing the way we live, work and interact with our community

The roll-out of FiberCity™, SiFi’s Network’s next generation of telecommunications, in Fullerton will not only provide a significant upgrade to internet speeds and accommodate a growing demand for data from next generation devices in households and busineses, but it will also facilitate the proliferation of new Smart City solutions in key urban services as well as providing a platform for the future expansion of 5G mobile and IoT networks into the area.

Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals

135,000 people

living in Fullerton

$75 million

investment in Smart City ready digital infrastructure

>100 MBPS

predicted download speeds in Fullerton

“The ultimate objective of the fund is to improve quality of life and meet the needs of cities, allowing city officials to interact directly with the community, to improve physical infrastructure and how essential services are delivered.”

Ron Boots, Head of Infrastructure Europe, APG

Changing the way we live, work and interact with our community.

Smart-City fund aimed at creating digital city infrastructure, beginning in Fullerton, California. 

The Fullerton FiberCity™ network, the first investment in the Smart City Infrastructure Fund, will be built and operated by SiFi Networks will be an open access network enabling a choice of internet service providers whilst saving customers money on what will be one of the most reliable city-wide fibre networks in the USA.

The primary internet service providers on the network will be GigabitNow and Ting, both exceptional providers with excellent customer service levels and competitive pricing.

The Fullerton FiberCity project will provide a significant upgrade to internet speeds and accommodate a growing demand for data from next generation devices in local households and businesses. It will also facilitate new smart city initiatives in key government services, such as traffic control, street lighting and emergency services.

The Network will provide economic, social and technological boost to the City of Fullerton.

Action

APG and Whitehelm Capital, via the smart City Infrastructure Fund, are addressing the need for better connectivity and more efficient city management. They have agreed to partner with SiFi Networks American Ltd (“SiFi”) to invest over $75million in the deployment of Smart-City ready digital infrastructure in the City of Fullerton, California – the largest privately funded open access fibre network by SiFi in North America.

The roll-out of FiberCity™, SiFi’s Network’s next generation of telecommunications, in Fullerton will not only provide a significant upgrade to internet speeds and accommodate a growing demand for data from next generation devices in households and busineses, but it will also facilitate the proliferation of new Smart City solutions in key urban services as well as providing a platform for the future expansion of 5G mobile and IoT networks into the area.

The Smart City Infrastructure Fund – the first of its kind globally – was established by APG and Whitehelm Capital in November 2018 to provide long-term funding for Smart City infrastructure projects enabling cities and communities to become more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The Fund was launched with in initial commitment of €250 million from APG.