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The city of Santa Clarita wants to know how your internet service is performing. Local businesses and residents alike are encouraged to complete the City’s new Speed Test Survey available at speedup.santa-clarita.com. Your participation will help the City gather real data about internet speeds, affordability and performance in various communities throughout the City.

Access to high-speed internet service is essential for many local businesses, especially those who are unserved or underserved. Now more than ever, the availability of high-speed internet service, which the City considers a minimum of 100 Mb down / 10 Mb up, is paramount to attracting and retaining businesses in Santa Clarita. By taking the Speed Test Survey today, you can help us Speed Up Santa Clarita.

As part of Santa Clarita 2020, the City’s five-year strategic plan, the City’s Technology Services Division has been working to learn more about the challenges faced by local businesses in obtaining access to high-speed internet service in Santa Clarita. Among the challenges include limited choice in Internet Service Providers, slow speeds and high costs. The Speed Test Survey will support the City in focusing on these challenges and identifying ways to better address them.

To learn about Speed Up Santa Clarita and other technology projects, please contact the City’s Technology Services Manager, Benny Ives at bives@santa-clarita.com.

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4 Comments

  1. Ed says:

    I don’t see how residents’ internet speed is of any concern to the city, must be something the city is not transparent about, when inter7 s poo red issues is between the consumer and the service providers. Maybe the city should work on helping us do away with cable and satellites service’s monopoly and see if there is way for us to get of the air TV signal like other cities?

  2. Jeff says:

    ATT Internet service is aweful. Just upgraded again and speed did little or nothing. Never ever got 100 mb down / 10 mb up. Try 47 mb down / 11 mb up. I don’t really care what the numbers say from their ATT Smart Home Manager app, It is slow. The truth is in the actual downloading, not their numbers. Terrible.

  3. Mark A says:

    Why is the city SOO concerned about attracting business? I never read about how the city is improving citizen livability. This business pimping and pandering is worsening life for VOTERS. Not to mention always worsening traffic. And why? Is city taking bribes to accommodate business.
    When was the last time a city council photo shoot include citizen/voters who voted these evil clowns in?

  4. Ken Pulskamp says:

    It’s horrible. Very slow and goes out regularly.

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