Big Public-Private Partnership to Reset Internet Infrastructure in San Jose

The city of San Jose's Broadband and Digital Inclusion Strategy is leveraging the private sector to ensure broad inclusion of new Internet technology.

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July 6, 2018, 1:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"San Jose, CA will enter into separate agreements with AT&T, Verizon and Mobilitie for what the city says is the largest small cell-driven broadband infrastructure deployment of any U.S. city," reports Jason Plautz.

"The partnerships will put small cells on 4,000 city-owned light poles and will bring more than $500 million of private sector investment," adds Plautz.

The article includes more details of the multiple partnerships, and the hopes for the city to become a national model for equitable deployment of next generation broadband technologies.

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