Gigabit Broadband is Coming. Is Your City Ready?

Designed for Leaders in San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, Contra Costa and Surrounding Counties

Municipal Owned Fiber Networks -- Enabling Digital Innovation & Economic Development


Every City and Community from Silicon Valley to San Francisco and the East Bay has the opportunity to join Kansas City, Charlotte, Chattanooga and other cities who are taking steps to realize the vision of a highly-connected broadband infrastructure. Will your city, or property or business be part of the smart gigabit city movement?


Miguel A. Gamiño Jr.,  CIO and Executive Director of the Department of Technology
City of San Francisco

Shireen Santosham
Chief Innovation Officer
City of San Jose

Rod Sinks
City of Cupertino

Jeni Bell
Vice President and General Manager
AT&T Mobility, Northern California

Jon Walton
Chief Information Officer
County of San Mateo

Gigabit Broadband is coming.
Is Your City Ready?

You’ve heard about the more than 400 other cities with ‘Gigabit’ broadband connectivity. Chattanooga alone estimates that it has seen an economic impact of more than $1 billion over the past five years from its gigabit network.

Access to next generation broadband infrastructure is critical for city and municipal leaders in Northern California and the Bay Area who have an eye on new opportunities for a thriving, diversified economy.

SmartGigabit Bay Area is a regionally-focused business technology event that focuses on the infrastructure and business decisions of the smart + gigabit city. Attend this conference to understand the business models that suit your city best; how to harness the power of gigabit broadband connectivity for economic growth in your community; develop the partnerships and environment to transition to a technology-driven economy; leverage the gigabit network to attract and retain a tech-savvy workforce; and more.

Infrastructure Considerations that Enable the Smart City

The smart city of today and tomorrow requires multiple partners working together to overcome technical, bureaucratic and political obstacles. Carriers, network vendors and technology solutions providers all play a role in working with civic leadership to transition to a smarter, more connected and more automated city.

At stake is high-stakes competition for 21st century jobs and business needs. This regional business technology event is designed for all stakeholders in Northern California and Central Coast area to objectively explore the smart city economy.

"My conviction that we are on the cusp of when our broadband networks will prove even more transformative than the networks of the 19th century is based upon this: broadband networks are new in a new way. The new way is the evolution from hardware-based networks to ones that are software based."

− Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, FCC

"We are at the dawn of a new era: Software Defined Infrastructure; a starting point of a very deep revolution that will reshape our global computing infrastructure. It is conceivable that today’s internet will run in just one “slice” across this infrastructure, with many other novel services populating other slices."

− National Science Foundation, 2016

"The terms “Internet” and “broadband” are too often used synonymously – but they are not the same. The way the Internet works today is a result of broadband infrastructure. "

− Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, FCC

"The new buzzwords in the telecom industry are about provisioning and orchestration. Just like in cloud services, the ideal is that a customer goes online, signs up, and provisions a service how they want it and when they want it."

− Scott Raynovich, SDX Central

"Cities, Municipalities and Metro Areas need to maintain a competitive advantage in a new connected world of digital applications, knowledge workers and innovation from the Network. Some say it is a survival of the fittest ecosystem in the global competition for the future knowledge worker and a share of the expected $9 trillion in annual GDP that will come from the Internet of Things."

− Thomas Wheeler, Chairman, FCC