San Diego, Verizon Announce Partnership To Improve City’s Tech Infrastructure
Monday, April 8, 2019
Credit: Office of the Mayor
Verizon will make an investment of more than $100 million in local technology infrastructure, such as the installation of wireless equipment cells on city-owned light poles, to extend internet coverage and capability and increase public safety.
San Diego and Verizon MOU
The Memorandum of Understanding of the partnership between the city of San Diego and Verizon.
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"Together, we're creating a platform of innovation with the latest smart city technology, supporting the city's focus on creating a digitally inclusive and connected city that benefits all residents and businesses for decades to come," said Ed Chan, Verizon's senior vice president of engineering.
Eventually, Verizon plans to roll out 5G technology in San Diego, which the city says will enhance the region's economic might. In turn, the city plans to streamline the tech infrastructure installation process by creating a master permit to make it easier for telecommunications companies to install fiber optic internet.
"San Diego is a city of innovation with a long history of using groundbreaking technologies to make our city and the world a better place," Faulconer said. "Working together with Verizon, this agreement is going to provide resources that will further enhance cellular service for residents, keep communities safer and lower costs for taxpayers."
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