Lit San Leandro
Lit San Leandro is a public-private fiber network for businesses, which offers data transmission speeds of 10 gigabits per second — 2,000 times faster than the average U.S. connection.
Lit San Leandro was conceived by Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy, a San Leandro resident, and president and founder of OSIsoft, one of the City’s largest employers. Mayor Stephen Cassidy met with Dr. Kennedy in January 2011 and they began developing the public-private partnership that was necessary for the project.
On March 2, 2012, Lit San Leandro went live, with the first piece of fiber being activated, connecting its first building to the fiber optic network.
San Leandro enjoys multiple economic development advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a well-educated workforce. It has been a long-standing priority of the City to maintain its industrial zoning and building stock. San Leandro currently has over 23 million square feet of relatively affordable industrial space, much of which is located close to the fiber loop.
For more information on connecting to and utilizing the fiber optic network, click here.