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City of San Jose Andrew Hill High School
San Jose Wifi Design

Studio 151 was contracted as a consultant to perform a site survey to verify existing components and participate in project design and integration.

Project Relevance

Site Survey

Wifi Design


Electrical Engineering


Project Data

  • Size: Over 200 hotspot designs and updates

  • New Design and Integration of existing systems.


Total Cost

  • $3 million


Project Delivery Method

  • Site Survey and Autocad


Project Completion Status

  • Projected Fall 2022

Roles/Responsibilities/Types of Services Provided

  • Site Survey

  • Design, Implementation and integration upon new and existing services.


Relevant and Requisite Experience

The City of San Jose is expanding its existing free public internet services to mitigate the lack of access to internet connection.  Digital connectivity is an essential service for residents in San Jose, and the impacts of the recent health crisis have exacerbated the need for reliable internet.

 The Department of Public Works’s Transportation and Hydraulic Service division spurred this process of expanding the existing internet connection to bridge the digital divide and give students access to dependable internet. Concurrent to existing  initiatives such as East Side Union High School District’s Digital Inclusion Pilot, Downtown Broadband Terragraph Wi-Fi Network, and city’s overall Digital Inclusion and Broadband Strategy. The city of San Jose will be partnering with AT&T and placing thousands of public hotspots in hopes of connecting students to schools in the area. Doing so by placing internet hotspots to light poles to provide free public wi-fi. 

Studio 151 was contracted as a consultant to perform a site survey to verify existing components and work on project design, deployment and integration. Consultants hired on this project were required to have experience in Wi-fi deployment and integration. WIth Studio 151’s experience with multiple wifi deployment projects allowed us to work simultaneously on different aspects of the project, while focusing on the system design and incorporation with the city's existing internet technology and infrastructure. It also required the understanding of  up to date Wi-fi protocols, such as, but not limited to 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and emerging 802.11 ax and Wifi6 standards. 

This Project also required implementing captive portals, hotspots, terms of services and splash pages for the systems. While also taking into account the many aspects of Wifi security, alongside configuration and support of the systems so that it has optimal bandwidth, while maintaining both public and private resources. The project made it necessary for consultants to have in depth knowledge of network concepts of switching and routing, congruent with OSI slack expertise. 

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