SAN LEANDRO, CA: The City of San Leandro invites the public and news media to attend a press conference at Marina Park, which will highlight the expansion of public Wi-Fi at City parks. The event is on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and members of the City Council, as well as other elected public officials and guests in attendance. Councilmember Corina Lopez who serves as the Vice Chair on the National League of Cities Information Technology and Communications Committee will also be providing remarks. The event follows the City’s expansion of broadband infrastructure improvements including wireless internet availability.
WHAT: San Leandro Broadband Expansion Press Conference
WHEN: Monday, October 15, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Marina Park (North Parking), 14001 Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro, CA
This event will mark the official unveiling of ultra-fast public Wi-Fi at Marina Park, which will soon be followed by expansion of public Wi-Fi into Joaquin and Washington Plazas downtown, and Halcyon, Floresta, Siempre Verde, Toyon, Stenzel, and Memorial Parks. In September 2018, the City Council approved the Fiber Optics Master Plan, which provides a detailed roadmap for future fiber optics expansion routes. The City is actively working to ensure the successful and timely rollout of wireless small cell devices and paving the way for 5G in the community in the future.
San Leandro has been working on the implementation of various components of the City’s Fiber Optics Master Plan and Smart City Strategy following input and comments from the public. The Fiber Optics Master Plan and Smart City Strategy highlight a variety of current and future smart city initiatives that can be made possible in San Leandro by utilizing the City’s fiber optics network. The Fiber Optics Master Plan also presents an overview of potential models for expansion of broadband services in the community.
“We are committed to leveraging public and private assets through the use of Smart City technologies to make our community better for everyone here in San Leandro,” noted Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter. “Together with our partners at the National League of Cities and California League of Cities, our City is pushing hard for further infrastructure investment at both the state and national levels, which includes smart city efforts such as public Wi-Fi.”
“Smart City” technology refers to the use of technological solutions to more efficiently manage municipal assets and resources while improving the overall quality of life for people within a community. Examples include smart streetlights, smart parking systems, intelligent transportation systems, enhanced broadband services, and data analytics programs and related information systems, among others.
For more information about the event, contact Alice Kim at 510-577-3372 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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