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