Mayor Stephen Cassidy announced today that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will visit the City of San Leandro on Wednesday, February 27, to acknowledge the unique public/private partnership that created San Leandro’s fiber optic network, known as Lit San Leandro (www.litsanleandro.com). The network became operational last year, providing businesses speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second, or 2,000 times faster than the average U.S. internet connection.
“By offering virtually unlimited internet connectivity in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area, Lit San Leandro is assisting companies become industry leaders and strengthening America's ability to compete in the global marketplace,” stated Mayor Cassidy. “San Leandrans share Chairman Genachowski’s understanding of the critical importance of high-speed broadband to our economy. We applaud and are grateful to Chairman Genachowski for promoting private investment in broadband networks and removing barriers to broadband build-out across our nation.”
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