DeSantis's economic transition team talks 'smart infrastructure,' 5G wireless and smart cities

Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis’ economic transition team held a conference call this week to pitch suggestions that will drive Florida’s economy going forward, including WiFi signals on highways, statewide 5G cell phone service and ‘smart cities’ friednly to automated vehicles." In a statement, Ananth Prasad, former secretary of Florida’s Department of Transportation and President-Designate of the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association, said, "I think we need to get to a point where we’re looking at smart infrastructure in that State of Florida."

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