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UTILITIES,​ ​I NFRASTRUCTURE​ ​& COMMUNICATION High-Speed​ ​Internet:​ ​Irvine​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Fiber-Rich​ ​Community Since​ ​the​ ​1980s,​ ​Irvine​ ​has​ ​been installing​ ​ carrier-grade,​ ​u nderground conduit​ ​ that​ ​i nterconnects​ ​b oth residential​ ​a nd​ ​ commercial​ ​p roperties. Today,​ ​I rvine​ ​ is​ ​f iber-rich,​ ​w ith​ ​t housands of​ ​m iles​ ​ of​ ​c onduit​ ​a lready​ ​i nstalled​ ​a nd being​ ​ utilized​ ​to​ ​densify​ ​fiber​ ​optic deployments​ ​ in​ ​the​ ​area. This​ ​g roundwork​ ​t hat​ ​was​ ​l aid​ ​over​ ​3 0 years​ ​ago​ ​enables​ ​Irvine​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​leader​ ​in technology​ ​a nd​ ​connectivity​ ​today​ ​a nd​ ​ for decades​ ​t o​ ​c ome​ ​a s​ the city​ ​work​s ​ toward becoming​ ​t he​ ​m ost​ ​c onnected​ ​ real​ ​estate portfolio​ ​in​ ​the​ ​country. 50 Irvine​ ​Cellular​ ​Coverage:​ ​Blanketed​ ​by All​ ​Major​ ​Providers​ ​and​ ​Prepared​ ​for​ ​5G Irvine’s​ ​v aried​ ​l andscape​ ​i s​ ​b roadly​ ​ covered​ ​by​ ​b oth​ ​3 G​ ​a nd​ ​4 G​ ​LTE​ ​cellular​ ​ technology​ ​b y​ ​t he four​ ​m ajor​ ​M obile​ ​ N e tw o r k ​ ​O p e ra t o r s ,​ ​e n s u r i n g ​ ​t h e​ ​ highest​ ​l evel​ ​of​ ​p roductivity,​ ​safety​ ​a nd satisfaction​ ​f or​ ​a ll​ ​residents,​ ​t enants,​ ​ employees,​ ​and​ ​guests. 73 Irvine’s​ ​a bundant​ ​f iber​ ​i nfrastructure​ ​ c o n n e c t i n g ​ ​g e o g r a p h i c a l l y ​ ​d e n s e​ ​ properties​ ​p resents​ ​a n opportunity​ ​t o​ ​ deploy​ ​small​ ​cells​ ​and​ ​other​ ​technologies​ ​ that​ ​will​ ​position​ ​Irvine​ ​to​ ​be​ ​among​ ​the earliest​ ​a dopters​ ​of​ ​n ext​ ​generation​ ​5 G​ ​ networks. 74 ​ ​​The​ ​fiber​ ​currently​ ​in-place​ ​will​ ​ allow densification​ ​of​ ​antennas​ ​required​ ​ for​ ​5 G​ ​n etwork​ ​i mplementation​ ​w ith​ ​ less​ ​disruption​​ ​to physical​ ​infrastructure​ ​ compared​ ​to​ ​other​ ​cities. Irvine​ ​4G​ ​Cellular​ ​Coverage​ ​Maps: 51 A​ ​n umber​ ​o f​ ​p rivate​ ​f irms,​ ​i ncluding Google​ ​Fiber,​ ​Wilcon,​ ​Southern California​ ​ Edison,​ ​AT&T​ ​and​ ​Cox Communications​ ​ have​ ​a lso​ ​i nvested​ ​i n significant​ ​f iber​ ​ deployments. 70 Google​ ​Fiber​ ​has​ ​selected​ ​​Irvine​ ​as​ ​one of​ ​ only​ ​10​ ​initial Google​ ​Fiber​ ​communities in​ ​t he​ ​U nited​ ​S tates​ ​a nd​ ​t he​ ​I rvine Spectrum​ ​is​ ​home​ ​to​ ​the​ ​first​ ​West​ ​Coast​ ​ installation​ ​of​ ​G oogle​ ​F iber​ ​i n​ ​a n​ ​office​ ​ building.​ ​G oogle Fiber,​ ​p roviding​ ​u p​ ​t o​ ​ 1,000​ ​Mbps​ ​connection​ ​speeds,​ ​is​ ​actively​ ​ building​ ​out​ ​their​ ​network​ ​and expanding​ ​ their​ ​c ustomer​ ​b ase​ ​t hroughout​ ​I rvine​ ​ residential​ ​and​ ​commercial​ ​properties. 71 In​ ​a ddition,​ ​C ox​ ​C ommunications​ ​i s​ ​ pursuing​ ​gigabit​ ​Internet​ ​to​ ​all​ ​residential​ ​ customers​ ​in Irvine​ ​by​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​2018. 72 70, 71, 72 Irvine​ ​Company 73, 74 Irvine​ ​Company