Our Story

Lit San Leandro exists to serve state-of-the-art fiber optic internet connections to businesses.

In 2012, San Leandro Dark Fiber LLC pulled a fiber optic loop through The City of San Leandro’s in exchange for extending the city’s connected infrastructure, supporting the community and its economic development.

Lit San Leandro, LLC owns and operates the switch and routing facilities that bring lightning-fast internet access to our community.

We are committed to working with the businesses and building owners in San Leandro to bring high-speed internet access to all.


Founded 2010

Dr. Pat Kennedy, owner of local software company OSIsoft, founded Lit San Leandro in 2010.

First Customer


As founder of OSIsoft, Dr. Pat Kennedy decided to light up his company with the speed of fiber.

Expansion Loop

Completed in 2014

Lit San Leandro’s expansion loop finished in 2014 and extended our dark fiber highway significantly.


63 Laterals

We have 63 laterals off of our fiber optic network, which is more than the city of San Jose and Santa Clara.

Community Impact


SLUSD Schools Lit


Local Buildings Lit


Miles of Fiber in San Leandro


Local Business Partners

Meet the Team

Pat KennedyFounder

Lit San Leandro was created by the founder and CEO of local software company OSIsoft, which has grown from a small software startup in 1980 to a highly profitable global corporation.

Kathy OttersonGeneral Manager

Kathy Otterson has worked here at Lit San Leandro as our general manager for the past two years. Previously, she was a marketing manager at OSIsoft.

Birgit KuchenCFO

Birgit has many years of experience in the financial field. She brings her vast knowledge and experience as she acts as CFO of Lit San Leandro.

Rene CamposDirector of Operations

With over 26 years of experience in the telecom industry, Rene manages the physical plant, fiber splicing, design, and maintenance for Lit San Leandro’s and San Leandro Dark Fiber.

Sheila SoloDirector of Sales

Sheila brings over 10 years of experience in the Telecom industry to manage Lit San Leandro’s sales and account management.

Nicholas RaberProgram Manager

Nicholas supports the operations and administrative side of Lit San Leandro, maintaining our network’s 3GIS, marketing, and business applications.