Tuesday, July 3, 2018

San Jose adding 4,000 cell stations for 5G wireless

San Jose has been planning to utilize street lights for a next generation wireless grid for quite some time. Now, those plans are taking some concrete steps towards action.

Verizon, AT&T, and Mobilitie are laying out the groundwork for improved 4G LTE and new 5G internet infrastructure with the largest small cell deployment of any city in the United States. About 4,000 new cell stations will be added to light poles throughout San Jose.

Collectively the three companies will also contribute $24 million to San Jose's Digital Inclusion fund, which was designed to close the digital divide and help low income families acquire fast and reliable internet access.

The initiative is great news. If we are going to maintain our lead as the innovation capital of the world, our infrastructure has to keep up.

Source: SVBJ


  1. Actually, SF is the high tech capital of the world and for innovation, according to Fortune and Forbes.

  2. Lol. No, San Francisco is not remotely the center of computer technology. San Francisco has Twitter and Salesforce. That's it. Silicon Valley has INTEL, CISCO, AMD, GOOGLE...all the major tech companies are in Silicon Valley with the exception of Facebook (they're in the next county to the north).

    San Jose has the highest number of computer technology companies of any city in the world. There are over 100 on North 1st Street alone.

    So no...San Francisco is not, has never been, and never will be the center of computer technology.

  3. Sam Francisco is losing conventions at an alarming rate because of the homeless problem- streets filled with feces, urine, needles, burned foil, trash— San Fran is losing its shine very very quickly-