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Lucas Lindsey: Private, public partnership necessary to make ‘smart cities’ possible

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Florida must invest in smart cities that support entrepreneurs. We are the third largest state in the United States, yet rank 34th in innovation according to a 2016 Bloomberg study. Simply put, that is not what leadership looks like. It is not enough to just prepare for the next wave of technology. We need to be the ones building it, funding it and distributing it. Our state has the capacity, but now we must decide if we have the vision,…

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Will Florida pre-empt local governments to complete next-gen wireless connectivity?

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From smartphones to smart cities. The next generation of wireless connectivity will require enough signal coverage to support the exploding demand for consumer data use, and innovative new technologies such as driverless cars. But it will take a massive influx of wireless communications infrastructure to achieve, according to Beth Cooley, state legislative affairs director for CTIA, a nonprofit membership association of wireless communications companies. “Look at your iPhone or cellphone,” Cooley told a Florida House legislative panel in February. “In the…

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Travis Hutson, Mike La Rosa: Florida needs 5G now

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What do smart cities, driverless vehicles, autonomous drones, and instantaneous 3D downloads all have in common? The need for 5G wireless technology. Under Senate Bill 596 and House Bill 687, which creates the Advanced Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Act, Floridians have the opportunity to bring ultra-fast speeds – speeds that were previously only available through a wired connection – to your wireless devices. With the deployment of 5G across Florida, we are looking at the future of machines talking to machines…

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Smart Cities seminar coming to Tampa

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Verizon is sponsoring a Smart Cities seminar in Tampa this Friday. The “Internet of Things” smart seminar will be at the Tampa Marriott Westshore Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The seminar aims to demonstrate how increased technology can make a positive impact on the future of the Tampa Bay area by increasing economic growth through sustainability, enhancing safety and security and improving operational efficiencies. The seminar is geared toward those working for federal, state and local public agencies, public…

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