An event to celebrate the “lighting”
Celebrate Lit San Leandro @ the Library
Monday, September 24, 4:00 p.m.
San Leandro Main Library Karp Room
300 Estudillo Avenue
San Leandro, CA
Everyone is Welcome!
“Although Lit San Leandro has been largely focused on serving and attracting businesses, the connection to our library system will be of tremendous benefit to the residents of San Leandro,” stated Mayor Stephen Cassidy. “State-of-
Lit San Leandro will exponentially increase Internet connection speeds for all of the public access computers at the library. “Computer workstations at the library provide a critical resource for the community, particularly for residents who lack access at home,” explained Library Services Manager Theresa Mallon. “In recent years, as we’ve increased the number of public computers and added wireless Internet service, available bandwidth has been constrained and connection speeds have suffered. Now visitors to the library will be able to connect at incredibly high speeds.”
In conjunction with the Lit San Leandro connection, the City is also installing several new WiFi access points throughout the Main Library, making the facility far more attractive for meetings, conferences and special events. The library’s facilities are already very popular for community events, but the new connectivity will make them even more attractive for high-tech gatherings that draw a large number of participants, each with multiple WiFi enabled devices.
Lit San Leandro is a public-private partnership between the City of San Leandro and Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy, CEO of OSIsoft, LLC. Dr. Kennedy is privately funding the installation of the fiber loop in existing underground conduit owned by the City. The majority of the 288-strand, 11-mile loop is already in operation in San Leandro with plans in place to expand to nearly 20 miles around the city which is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area and embarking on a path of technology-led development.
About San Leandro
San Leandro is the sound of opportunity knocking. Having one of the most diverse populations in California, the city of nearly 85,000 residents is poised for growth with the fastest broadband in the nation thanks to the Lit San Leandro. With access to two international airports, BART, two highways, the Port of Oakland, Silicon Valley less than a 40 minute drive away, the highly-skilled Bay Area workforce, and a business-friendly approach by City staff, San Leandro is an ideal location for both established tech businesses and start ups to be more productive and successful. San Leandro features miles of shoreline and award-winning restaurants and coffee shops. The city is ready and able to meet the needs of the businesses today and in the future.
Learn more by watching the San Leandro "Get Connected!" video at http://www.youtube.com/
For more information on Lit San Leandro visit: www.litsanleandro.com.
For more information on San Leandro programs and services visit: www.sanleandro.org.
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