San Mateo County’s Approach to Digital Equity and E-Learning

October 26 – 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

San Mateo County decided in the midst of this pandemic to be proactive in preparing for E-Learning should schools not reopen.  We will discuss the drivers behind the initiative and how the decision was made to deploy the wireless technologies (CBRS+WiFi) that are now supporting E-Learning in East Palo Alto and what next steps look like.

Take away – We want the participants to take away the notion that new and emerging technologies are important when solving these types of challenges.  Technology should serve the people, not the other way around.


Willam Pugh

Smart Connections: Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Benny Lee

County of San Mateo, CA: Director SMC Public Wi-Fi Program