The City of Santa Maria, Calif., has launched a campaign to save money by investing in cheaper and more efficient Internet connections. The Smart City, Safe City initiative will see the construction of a citywide network that will deliver WiFi to municipal buildings, businesses, schools, and eventually homes. A longer term goal will see the city develop its own fiber-optic network that will circle the city's downtown area. Officials say money will be saved as the city will not rely on commercial carriers and will own half of the fiber-optics.
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