San Leandro’s Free Downtown Wi-Fi to Go Live on July 29th!

By SLNext
In Uncategorized
Jul 20th, 2015

Ceremony to Take Place at Downtown Farmers’ Market

San Leandro’s new publically accessible Wi-Fi system is set to go live on Wednesday July 29th.  To celebrate the occasion, Mayor Cutter and officials from City Hall will hold a ceremony at the Downtown San Leandro Farmers’ Market at 6:00 pm that day.  The new system will be connected to City-owned fibers contained within the Lit San Leandro fiber optic network, providing free wireless internet access in San Leandro’s downtown core at some of fastest speeds available anywhere in the Bay Area.

The Wi-Fi system infrastructure will include a network gateway device housed atop the existing Pelton Plaza entry sign, along with multiple access points on nearby street lights. The new system will provide free, high-speed wireless internet access within an approximately four block radius that includes all of Pelton Plaza and surrounding properties, The Village, Parrott Street (including the farmers’ market), and parts of Juana Avenue and East 14th Street. Over time, the City plans to build upon the initial installation and expand free Wi-Fi coverage to other surrounding areas.

This project is part of a broader effort to invest new resources into the City’s downtown area. Other recent projects downtown include the formation of the Downtown Community Benefit District, construction of the downtown parking garage, new utility box art wraps, and the reconstruction of San Leandro Boulevard.

Downtown Wi-Fi Coverage Map - Initial Deployment

Downtown Wi-Fi Coverage Map

3 Responses to “San Leandro’s Free Downtown Wi-Fi to Go Live on July 29th!”

  1. […] We’re proud of the City for implementing this. Join us next Wednesday, 29 July, at 6pm when the service officially goes live at the Ceremony to Take Place at Downtown Farmers’ Market: […]

  2. Ming says:

    I’m at the plaza at the corner of E 14th and Estudillo. Can’t find the Free WiFi.

  3. […] Smart City Roadmap/ Energy/ IoT: The City of San Leandro’s leadership role as a center of energy innovation and potential regional model for scaling renewable energy will take shape in 2017.  It’s partnership with ZipPower, OSIsoft, and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs under the $1.5M EPIC grant is intended to produce a community-based game plan that empowers individuals and businesses to scale renewable energy, reduce energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions city-wide. East Bay Community Energy will launch in 2017, pooling the electricity demand of Alameda County/San Leandro homes and businesses to buy energy with a focus on developing local, renewable energy sources.  New smart, LED lighting on city streets will become visible throughout San Leandro, while we will continue to look for ways to expand free public wi-fi! […]

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