San Jose To Introduce Free Downtown Wi-Fi Network
SAN JOSE (KCBS) — San Jose officials claim they’ll introduce America’s fastest free outdoor Wi-Fi network this summer through a new partnership with Ruckus Wireless and SmartWAVE Technologies.
The service will cover a roughly three square mile area from North 6th Street to Almaden Blvd. and E. St. John to a few blocks past San Carlos Street.
Mayor Chuck Reed considers the service basic for a downtown area, especially the capital of the Silicon Valley.
KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:
“We’re going to be bigger and better than we had in the past,” said Reed.
Having a free high-speed Wi-Fi network is also important to businesses. Carl Guardino is the CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, which represents more than 350 companies in the area.
“Downtown Wi-Fi in San Jose is so smart, because it sets the brand of Silicon Valley, especially to draw startup innovation economy employers,” Guardino said.
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