Sam Liccardo

Want to act on broadband? Start here.

by • 9 months ago

The pandemic highlighted the magnitude of the digital divide, and government is now presented with a unique opportunity to act.

San Jose launches cryptocurrency pilot to close digital divide

by • 9 months ago

San Jose will deploy 20 hotspots that also mine cryptocurrency throughout the city with the aim of subsidizing internet costs for 1,300 households.

State and local officials join new progressive broadband group

by • 1 year ago

A group of progressive elected officials will convene monthly to share ideas on how to expand broadband access in their cities and states.

San Jose, Calif., mayor says more collaboration needed for 5G leap

by • 2 years ago

Sam Liccardo said cities need help from telecom firms and the federal government to avoid saddling citizens with the cost of 5G infrastructure.

San Jose to distribute 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to students this year

by • 2 years ago

An announcement by Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday advances one leg of San Jose’s $8.2 million “COVID-19 Digital Inclusion Expenditure Plan."

San Jose's chief innovation officer steps down after four years

by • 2 years ago

After leading tech initiatives that include a $24 million project to close the city's digital divide, Shireen Santosham has taken a position with a vertical farming company.

Cities object to FCC's new rules on 5G rollout

by • 4 years ago

"The FCC is threatening the public’s right to control public property," New York City CIO Samir Saini wrote.

San Jose tackles affordable housing with IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant

by • 5 years ago

With the help of digital consulting services valued at 00,000, the city plans to launch two new affordable housing systems this fall.