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Ruckus Wireless today announced the expansion of its partnership with the City of San José with the extension of their Wi-Fi network throughout Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) and the San José McEnery Convention Center.

These two new extensions of the network provide visitors with a single, reliable, free, high-performance public Wi-Fi network throughout heavily trafficked indoor and outdoor public areas of San José.

The Wi-Fi upgrade at the Airport incorporate 58 Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi access points that extend the range and speed. Ruckus claims up to a four-fold increase in speed, and twice the coverage of the old system. Gigabit fiber connections supply the facility and advertisements have been eliminated over the free Wi-Fi service.

At the Convention Center, over 225 high capacity have been deployed, incorporating the company’s patented BeamFlex™ technology to increase range and performance.

“As the Capital of Silicon Valley, we are pleased to expand our Wickedly Fast Wi-Fi network to our airport and newly-renovated convention center,” Mayor Chuck Reed said. “These two facilities are key drivers of economic activity, and equipping them with the most advanced wireless technologies available will greatly aid their ongoing efforts to attract new business.

Hotspot 2.0 is a new set of protocols to enable cellular-like roaming. A variety of partnerships are developing nationwide and world-wide, including:

Google Fiber is Google’s “fiber-to-the-premises” project to install and provide residential broadband high-speed internet service to U.S. cities.

In February this year, Google announced its intention to further expand its fiber project and invited 34 cities, including San José along with Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara, to participate.

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