DENVER, CO — The City of Hayward, California has selected Magellan Advisors, a broadband and smart city consulting firm, for fiber consulting services related to policy and governance for the City’s wireless and broadband policies. Magellan is the nation’s leading broadband and smart city consulting firm and is the only firm that combines municipal broadband and wireless policy, fiber-optic network development and community broadband planning.

Phased Implementation of Municipal Fiber Service
The City of Hayward is taking a proactive approach in its future economic development and quality of life by committing itself to enabling greater fiber-based connectivity for its numerous businesses and residents. Magellan’s team will assist the City in developing ordinances and municipal strategies that support this initiative, allowing Hayward to maximize local efforts in securing reliable, affordable high-speed internet services. The City of Hayward has made a commitment to planning for the future of broadband through a phased implementation of municipal service on its 11-mile fiber loop to serve area businesses, with eventual expansion to residences.

Developing Public Policy for Wireless and Wired Infrastructure
Magellan’s west cost team will work with Hayward’s leadership to develop public policy around wireless and wired infrastructure including dig once, joint trenching and other relevant ordinances. Magellan’s California-based team brings knowledge of best practices in policy development and implementation and will advise Hayward’s team on cost-effective, resource-efficient municipal procedures for the deployment of fiber-optic infrastructure. The team will also advise the City in drafting and adopting policies that position the City to leverage existing infrastructure and to manage rights-of-way in anticipation of deployment of 5G technology.

Localizing Control over Broadband and Wireless Policies
In localizing control over broadband and wireless policies, the City of Hayward is joining a number of communities around the country that are foreseeing the deployment of future technologies as a critical issue. With the coming of 5G and Smart City technologies including intelligent transportation, public safety innovations, and other applications, municipalities will be presented with unique opportunities and challenges. By engaging Magellan Advisors, the City of Hayward will face these opportunities and challenges head-on by examining exemplary models of success in public policy.