A $220 Million Google 'Village' in the Bay Area's Largest City

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Twenty-eight percent of residents in San Jose don't have access to broadband internet. Four percent of residents aren't connected at all.  (Tonya Mosley/KQED)

This isn't supposed to be your traditional tech campus. Google says it wants to build a village inside San Jose that will be open to the public, different from how most tech campuses operate. It's expected to have public parks, restaurants and other amenities. The plan, if approved, could more than double the population of San Jose’s downtown. The city council takes a big step Tuesday with a vote to sell off 21 acres for $220 million.

Guest: Tonya Mosley, KQED Silicon Valley Senior Editor