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Update: LSL Coronavirus Office Policy

777 Davis St Office Visitation Policy Upon entering the suite, wash hands immediately. Follow the posted handwashing guidelines from the CDC. Do only the actions requiring you to be at the office, then leave. Once work is completed, sanitize with wipe or cleaning spray each door handle used, sink faucet, your work station, and anything…
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Fiber-optic Advantages: Telecom & Networking

Introduction I often get the question “do we really need GigE?” so I spend a few hours on the Internet to try and collect some of the large users of bandwidth. The key question for a community is how many of these functions are we willing to deny our citizens? There is no disagreement that…
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Fiber-optic Advantages: Security & Disaster Recovery

Introduction I often get the question “do we really need GigE?” so I spend a few hours on the Internet to try and collect some of the large users of bandwidth. The key question for a community is how many of these functions are we willing to deny our citizens? There is no disagreement that…
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Fiber-optic Advantages: Media & Communications

Introduction I often get the question “do we really need GigE?” so I spend a few hours on the Internet to try and collect some of the large users of bandwidth. The key question for a community is how many of these functions are we willing to deny our citizens? There is no disagreement that…
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Fiber-optic Advantages: Business Productivity

Introduction I often get the question “do we really need GigE?” so I spend a few hours on the Internet to try and collect some of the large users of bandwidth. The key question for a community is how many of these functions are we willing to deny our citizens? There is no disagreement that…
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Smart City – San Francisco

Here is an interesting article about San Francisco’s city-wide fiber loop and their city’s pledge to bring fiber to every building. This would be the first American city to treat internet as a utility similar to water and electric. I wonder if San Leandro will follow as a smart city.   https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2018/01/09/will-san-franciscos-city-wide-fiber-optic-network-succeed-10-tech-pros-weigh-in/#5d920ba65cda

What is a Dark Fiber network?

‘Dark’ fibers are unused fibers in the fiber-optic cable. When an unused fiber become activated, it is referred to as a ‘lit’ fiber. San Leandro Dark Fiber owns the physical fiber assets in the ground, and Lit San Leandro uses and maintains that fiber to provide you with fast reliable internet.   San Leandro Dark…
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4 Benefits of Fiber for Your Business

Fiber-optic cable provides businesses with an opportunity to experience less frustration interacting with web and cloud applications, upload and download times, and general internet use. Installing fiber means experiencing the internet working as fast as you do. Here are 5 benefits of fiber for your business:   1. Bandwidth Businesses today use cloud and web-based applications…
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A City’s Data

The New York Times had a thought-provoking piece called Cities to Untangle Traffic Snarls, With Help From Alphabet Unit. The story noted that the Transportation Department announced the seven finalist Cities, including our neighbor San Francisco. Our own San Leandro, as most cities these days, are part of the evolution of what it means to…
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Regulation’s Forked Path into the Future

Brookings’ TechTank offers a thoughtful piece, Mobile broadband regulation and net neutrality: One network or two? that highlights one of the biggest challenges in evolving communications policy: whether the old public switched telephone network and the Internet are parallel systems or parts of a larger ubiquitous network environment. Recently a the three-judge panel considered this…
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