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File #: 2020-253    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/14/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVAL OF TERM SHEET TO LEASE CITY-OWNED UNDERGROUND CONDUIT TO AMERICAN DARK FIBER, PART OF THE SOUTH BAY FIBER NETWORK PROJECT (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit No. 1 - Location Map.pdf, 2. Exhibit No. 2 - Term Sheet - 4.16.20.pdf
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER APPROVAL OF TERM SHEET TO LEASE CITY-OWNED UNDERGROUND CONDUIT TO AMERICAN DARK FIBER, PART OF THE SOUTH BAY FIBER NETWORK PROJECT (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

On February 4, 2020, the City Council authorized the City Manager to sign a Letter of Commitment indicating the City's intent to participate in the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) South Bay Fiber Network (SBFN) project.
In June, 2019, the SBCCOG selected American Dark Fiber (ADF), a telecommunication services provider to undertake the planning, permitting, construction, and servicing of the SBFN.
To create a fiber communication ring throughout the South Bay, ADF will utilize a variety of methods in which it leases existing underground conduit or fiber, install new underground conduit/fiber, and/or install above ground fiber cables.
In Carson, as part of the recently completed Carson Street Master Plan Project, the City installed approximately 2 miles of underground conduit on Carson Street stretching from the 405 freeway to Figueroa Street (Exhibit No. 1). The purpose of installing the conduit was to accommodate our future communication needs.
ADF is interested in leasing a portion of this conduit (approximately 1-inch or a third of the conduit capacity) for the first leg of the SBFN in Carson. The term sheet provides high-level details of the negotiated terms (Exhibit No. 2).
If the City Council approves staff's recommendations, Staff will work with ADF and the City Attorney's office to draft a lease/license agreement that is consistent with the attached term sheet.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

1. APPROVE the term sheet between the City of Carson and American Dark Fiber, LLC and AUTHORIZE the City Manager to execute.

2. AUTHORIZE staff to issue a construction permit to American Dark Fiber, LLC consistent with the City's engineering permit requirements.
3. AUTHORIZE the Mayor...

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