Smart City

Smart City Sentinel

ATT and the City of San Jose Team Up to Improve Quality of Life

By Ken Briodagh

ATT and the City of San José reportedly are extending their ongoing relationship with a grant of more than a million dollars to help close the digital divide and leverage smart cities solutions to help address some of the critical issues facing the community.

AT&T is deploying smart cities solutions across 14 parks in San José, according the announcement. This Internet of Things (IoT) technology will help improve lighting quality, expand public safety capabilities, and reduce energy usage across the city. Solutions include:

  • 670 smart lighting controllers and 550 LEDs that will help improve lighting quality, reduce energy costs and decrease environmental impacts
  • More than 100 Wi-Fi extenders to provide public Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 15 Digital Infrastructure nodes that will help improve public safety

In addition, AT&T will support the San José community by providing $200,000 to help local community organizations tackle the digital divide. Seniors, youth, and underrepresented groups will benefit from resources, including digital literacy training and access to devices. 

“Our public-private partnership with AT&T offers another example of how San José is working collaboratively with companies to improve our community and solve problems with technology,” said Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San José. “Together we're working to close the digital divide, improve lighting and public safety in our parks, and minimize our environmental impact along the way.”

This collaboration represents one of the many ways cities can utilize new and emerging technologies to create smarter, safer and more sustainable communities, the partners said in the release.

“By taking a programmatic approach to smart cities deployments, cities can truly optimize their investments in technology,” said Michael Zeto, VP and GM, Smart Cities, AT&T. “Our smart lighting controllers will help San José reduce energy usage and improve efficiencies across the city – a win for the community and the environment.”

Further supporting the San José community and public safety, FirstNet Band 14 spectrum has been deployed in the area. FirstNet – built with AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority – is Public Safety's dedicated, nationwide communications platform.

AT&T has long been committed to investing in San José and California and using the Internet of Things (IoT) for Good. From 2015 to 2017, AT&T contributed more than $45.8 million through giving programs across the state.




Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Semtech and Sindcon Avoid Unfair Billing with Optimized Smart Metering

By: Greg Tavarez    2/2/2023

Sindcon and IoT Kreasi Indonesia are leveraging Semtech's LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard for its battery-powered smart water and electricity me…

Read More

The Future's Smarter Cities: A Look at the Industry's Projected Growth Opportunities

By: Alex Passett    1/17/2023

Market research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan published insights on the next big boom for smart cities.

Read More

Badger Meter Acquires Syrinix To Enhance Smart Water Solutions

By: Alex Passett    1/10/2023

This past Thursday, Badger Meter, Inc. announced its acquisition of Syrinix, Ltd., a privately held provider of intelligent water monitoring solutions…

Read More

Predicating Predictions: How BlueSignal Plans to Utilize AI to Overhaul Travel

By: Alex Passett    12/19/2022

With AI analyzing commute patterns for pedestrians, cars, buses and trains, that data could aid in decongesting high-traffic areas, rapidly flag road …

Read More

Quantela Partners up with T-Mobile to Advance IoT

By: Stefania Viscusi    12/15/2022

Quantela has partnered with T-Mobile to bring together the mobile provider's IoT assets and cellular connectivity with Quantela's smart city solutions…

Read More