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3. Smart Cities

Although the national government in countries such as Singapore and Spain have funded smart city initiatives, Dixon said it’s extremely unlikely that a federal funding stream for smart cities will ever emerge in the U.S.

Streetlights have been an initial focal point for smart city projects, with the replacement LEDs often having Wi-Fi tools, air-quality monitors or surveillance cameras attached to them. Much of the innovation in the space is oriented around the Internet of Things, Dixon said.

 
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