We live in the heart of Silicon Valley, but even in San Mateo County we have a significant digital divide between those with high speed Internet access and those with slow speed or no access. The County believes that providing high speed Internet access is the 21st century equivalent to building roads. Providing the infrastructure so that all residents have equal access to online resources is critical to supporting our shared vision of a healthy, safe, prosperous, livable, environmentally conscious, and collaborative community.

In 2014, the County of San Mateo launched its SMC Public WiFi program to help build out this infrastructure and provide these modern on ramps to the resources available online. In addition to servicing unserved and underserved communities, SMC Public WiFi supports educational opportunities for students, spurs local economic development, and provides greater access to County services. We invite you to learn more about the program, see where sites are located and planned, and provide us with feedback.

Current Locations

As of June 2017, SMC Public WiFi is available at the following locations:

  • Bayshore Community Center, Daly City
  • Broadmoor Community Center, Daly City
  • Coastside Hope, El Granada
  • Colma Community Center
  • Coyote Point Captain's House, San Mateo
  • Coyote Point Gatehouse, San Mateo
  • Coyote Point Marina, San Mateo
  • Cuesta La Honda Recreation Center
  • Daly City Community Services Center, Daly City
  • David E. Lewis Reentry Center, E. Palo Alto
  • El Concilio Latino Support Center, Burlingame
  • Fair Oaks Community Center, Redwood City
  • Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach
  • HSA Fair Oaks School, Redwood City
  • Lincoln Community Center, Daly City
  • Memorial Park, Loma Mar
  • Pescadero (downtown)
  • Pillar Ridge Community Center, Moss Beach
  • Portola Community Center, Portola Valley
  • Puente de la Costa Sur, La Honda
  • Puente de la Costa Sur, Pescadero
  • Ryder Park Ranger Station, San Mateo
  • San Mateo County Board of Supervisor Chambers, Redwood City
  • San Pedro Valley Park, Pacifica
  • Siena Youth Center, Redwood City
  • Star Vista / Daybreak Shelter, Redwood City
  • Sterling Youth Center, Colma
  • Streetcode Academy, East Palo Alto
  • War Memorial Community Center, Daly City
  • YMCA Community Resource Center, South San Francisco

See a map of all current and planned WiFi locations

Look for the SMC Public WiFi logo in your neighborhood!

See the Latest WiFi Sites

Testimonials

“The (Wi-Fi) project has given people in town access to the Internet that they haven’t had before, and it’s been beneficial to the business community as visitors can get connected while shopping or waiting at a restaurant”

Ken Pesso, Chairman, Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council

“The (SMC) Public Wi-Fi project is closing the digital opportunity gap by providing hundreds of youth and families with the possibility of fully participating in the digital, online revolution.”

Olatunde Sobomehin, Director of Innovation, Esface, Inc