Frequently Asked Questions

At this time, we do not offer residential service. The challenges that we would need to address before we can offer residential service are three-fold:

Local Need: Not all of our City’s residents have Internet now. Many don’t want Internet into their homes, much less fast Internet.

Funding challenges: Lit San Leandro is a small project with a limited and narrowly scoped budget. There are miles of houses to cover, and each one will need special connections from the loop to the house. Construction costs can be substantial, and Wi-Fi is not an option at this time.

No video package: The truth is our service is of less value to residents if we don’t offer a video package like cable TV. With our focus on businesses, video packages are not a priority at this time, and are not in our budget.

Broadband has become the basic infrastructure for economic development. Businesses in almost every industry are dependent on the Internet for efficient communications and data management. Cities with exemplary connections speeds have a strong competitive advantage in attracting and supporting data-intensive and high-tech businesses.

San Leandro is poised to capitalize on its manufacturing legacy by becoming a hub for advanced manufacturing, medical research, graphic arts, and software development. World-class connection speeds will also make San Leandro a hotbed of innovation, cultivating and growing the industries of the future.

The San Leandro fiber loop serves many business districts.

You can connect via our Internet service provider partners, or if your business has high data needs, you may choose to lease “dark fiber” and provide your own Internet services.

If you’d like more information, let’s talk. Tell us how to contact you, where you are, and what you’re looking for.

Lit San Leandro is a relationship between the City of San Leandro and Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy.

The City is providing nearly 20 miles of underground conduit and Dr. Kennedy is funding the installation of the fiber optic cable and routing capabilities.

The bandwidth capacity of fiber is almost limitless, currently offering upload and download speeds up to 10Gbits per second.

We have plans to increase our network speed as our needs grow.