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Telecoms giant AT&T
is to deploy smart city technology to help improve lighting in the city of San José, California.
The company says the 670 smart lighting controls and 550 LEDs will also reduce energy costs and decrease environmental impacts.
Additionally, AT&T will provide more than 100 Wi-Fi extenders to boost Wi-Fi connectivity and 15 digital infrastructure nodes to help improve public safety.
As part of the agreement, AT&T is to pledge $200,000 to help local community organisations provide resources such as digital literacy training to seniors, youth and under-represented groups.
Sam Liccardo, mayor of San José, says: "Together we're working to close the digital divide, improve lighting and public safety in our parks and minimise our environmental impact along the way."