U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will visit 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.
FCC Chairman Genachowski recognizes the City of San Leandro answering the call to deploy ultra-fast gigabit speed communities in cities across the country. In a February 15th press release, the Chairman stated: “As we’ve recognized in law and policy for many years, public-private partnerships are also essential for driving broadband deployment. Public-private partnerships like the Connect America Fund, which drives universal broadband deployment, and municipal and public -private projects like those in Chattanooga, Tennessee and San Leandro, California are also vital components of our national broadband strategy. Our Gigabit City Challenge and the important work of Gig.U to drive ultra -fast broadband centers for innovation can also benefit from innovative local approaches to broadband infrastructure.”Chairman Genachowski will be the featured speaker at this event on February 27, 2:30 p.m. (note time change) at the City of San Leandro Library, Andrew Carnegie Lecture Hall, located at 300 Estudillo Ave. The hour-long event will include brief presentations from City and Lit San Leandro representatives that will be web streamed live.