Rancho Santa Fe Connect construction kicks off

Crews begin work on the Rancho Santa Fe Connect fiber optic network on El Montevideo.
(Courtesy RSF Association)

Construction of the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s new $19 million Rancho Santa Fe Connect fiber optic network has begun in the Covenant, bringing community members closer to one gigabit internet service.

Contractor HP Communication set up a staging area on Rambla de las Flores and work officially began on Aug. 31.

Fiber is laid in the new Rancho Santa Fe Connect network. Courtesy RSF Association

The Association will pay for the construction and own the fiber-optic backbone while individual homeowners will be responsible for connecting their homes to the network. The internet service provider, Race Communications, will own and operate the electronics in the central office located on the RSF Golf Club property, install modems and provide service for customers.

Save the date for the Association’s groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. Track project updates and details on