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The City and County of San Francisco Department of Technology Statement on Google’s Announcement to Bring Google Fiber to San Francisco

Posted Date: 2/24/2016

Google’s recent announcement to bring Google Fiber to San Francisco is welcome news to the City and County of San Francisco, complementing the City’s ongoing efforts to bring high-speed, pervasive Internet access to all San Franciscans.

“We’re excited about Google Fiber coming to San Francisco,” says Miguel A. Gamiño Jr., City Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Department of Technology. “We’ve invited the use of existing infrastructure to support the City’s comprehensive Connectivity Plan. Digital Inclusion continues to gain momentum with Internet access increasingly recognized as a critical public need. We look forward to collaborating with Google Fiber and others to bring broadband choices to diverse communities across San Francisco.”

The City recently enhanced #SFWiFi, its free public Wi-Fi service, along Market Street with expansion into five San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) stations along Market Street: Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, Civic Center and Van Ness.

The City and County of San Francisco Department of Technology is an enterprise information and technology services organization that provides proactive leadership in the use of technology and information solutions to improve the City's operations and service delivery. Miguel A. Gamiño Jr, is Executive Director of the department and Chief Information Officer for the City of San Francisco.

Follow news updates from Miguel A. Gamiño Jr. on Twitter at @SFCityCIO and updates from the City and County of San Francisco on Twitter at @SFGov.

Last updated: 2/25/2016 9:13:48 AM