The city of St. Petersburg is about to get a lot smarter. With the assistance of US Ignite and Spectrum, St. Petersburg is on deck to become the 28th city to become a member of the Smart Gigabit Communities Program. As a new member they will receive access to a unique low-latency and ultra-fast network with local cloud computing and storage capabilities. The article below provides more information on exactly how this works.

Today, US Ignite, a non-profit organization seeking to accelerate the smart city movement, and Spectrum announced the selection of St. Petersburg as a Smart Gigabit Community, with the St. Petersburg Innovation District serving as the convening partner.

The Innovation District’s participation in this project was made possible by a generous three-year grant from Spectrum. This announcement marks the beginning of a smart cities collaboration between Spectrum, a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States, and St. Petersburg, as well as the first joint initiative between Spectrum and US Ignite.

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