IRVINE, Calif. (Aug. 2, 2016) — Irvine Company announced today that it has teamed with Google Fiber to bring high-speed Internet to many of its properties in the City of Irvine.
Irvine will be the first city in Southern California where Google Fiber will be available.
As a master planner and long-term owner, Irvine Company has been installing empty conduit between and in its properties since the mid-1980s, setting the foundation to deliver future technology. This existing infrastructure was a key factor in bringing Google Fiber to Irvine.
“We weren’t sure exactly what the future would hold, but we wanted to be ready for it,” said Timothy McClain, Irvine Company vice president of Technology and Innovation. “We’re excited for residents and small businesses that Irvine has become one of the pioneering cities in the U.S. where Google Fiber is available.”
Google Fiber plans to begin bringing its service to Irvine Company properties in the coming months. Irvine residents and businesses can go to fiber.google.com/cities/irvine to sign up for notifications about service availability.
“Irvine Company prioritized bringing new technology to its residents many years ago, building in infrastructure that makes it easy to connect their properties to Fiber,” said Pete Albers, head of Real Estate Partnerships, Google Fiber. “We applaud their commitment to bringing super fast Internet to Irvine and look forward to connecting our first customer in Irvine through this partnership.”
About Irvine Company
Irvine Company® is a diversified, privately held real-estate investment company and master-planner—highly respected for its stewardship and master planning of The Irvine Ranch® in Orange County, Calif. With operations throughout coastal California, Irvine Company plans and brings to life balanced, sustainable communities with a full range of housing, job and retail centers, schools, recreation, and permanently preserved open space. Irvine Company is committed to long-term ownership and management of a high-quality portfolio—the breadth and quality of which is unmatched in the industry—with each individual property positioned at the top of its class.
As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated nearly 60 percent of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County—57,000 acres—to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.