Notes from the Board
The City of Vallejo is preparing to develop a Fiber Optic Master Plan and road map for Vallejo to be a technology leader in the 21st Century. Mr. Tony Adams is a community member serving on Vallejo’s Fiber Advisory Board. (Board) Recently members of the Board attended a forum about tech startups locating out of Silicon Valley. Localities are encouraged to focus on fostering startups creating products for the types of industry already located in an area.
Mr. Adams will be the guest speaker at the VHNA General Meeting on May 23, 2015. He will provide information on efforts to utilize the 11 miles of fiber in the ground in Vallejo that was installed in the mid-1990s to synchronize traffic lights. The existing fiber system could be the basis for a city-run internet service, providing high-speed internet attracting businesses relocating from the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.
The VHNA meeting will be held at the Mira Cultural Community Center, 51 Daniels Avenue in Vallejo from 10 am to Noon. Refreshments and Moschetti Coffee will be provided by the VHNA and its members. We hope you will attend to find out about the possibilities for high-speed internet and using Vallejo’s existing fiber assets. . .
Board of Directors
Patricia Gatz, President
Kathleen O'Sullivan, Vice President
Michelle Whitney, Secretary
Elaine Paurel, Treasurer
Yolanda Thruston, Member at Large
Andreas Schmidt, Member at Large