October 11, 2012

Lit San Leandro Brings High-Speed Internet to San Leandro Library

The City of San Leandro celebrated the connection of the Main Library to the new fiber-optic loop at ceremony on September 24, 2012. The ceremony featured speeches by Acting Library Director Theresa Mallon, Business Analyst Jeff Kay, OSIsoft founder and Lit San Leandro-owner Patrick Kennedy, and San Leandro Mayor Stephen Cassidy.

The internet connection at the Main Library had previously been limited to 10 megabits per second (Mbps), which was shared between employees and the public. With the new connection, the wireless network used by library patrons will have its own 100 Mbps connection and employees will have a separate 100 Mbps connection. A speed test at the end of the speeches showed a download speed of almost 380 Mbps, but Kay acknowledged that the network was configured in a way to demonstrate the speed of the fiber-optic connection and did not reflect speeds that will be experienced by library patrons.

San Leandro Bytes tested the library connection on the weekend prior to the Monday ceremony and observed a download speed of more than 18 Mbps, nearly twice the speed of the library's previous connection.

The wireless network at the Main Library is free for any library patrons to use with a laptop, tablet, smart phone, or other wireless device.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at October 11, 2012 12:22 PM | TrackBack
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