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AT&T And LA Explore Massive Public-Private Partnership To Impose Smart City Tech

• by Jason Plautz

AT&T is exploring a public-private partnership (P3) that would make Los Angeles "one of the smartest cities in America." Through the partnership, AT&T would deploy Internet of Things (IoT) and small cell technology across the city to support a variety of smart systems.

Among the areas the two have discussed are digital kiosks, structural monitoring, digital infrastructure and emergency services, according to a release from AT&T. The company emphasized that it would offer connectivity to neighborhoods on the wrong side of the digital divide.

"Access to information is the foundation of equality, opportunity, and prosperity," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in a statement. "We are establishing unique partnerships as we deploy new networks and technologies across L.A. — and we're excited to be discussing with AT&T how to empower Angelenos with new tools that could make their lives easier and our communities stronger."