How Newport Is Becoming The First "Smart City" In The Area
The City of Newport is about to become the first Smart City in the Midwest.
SmartLINK and a group of local companies and organizations is partnering on the project, designed to improve the quality of life in Newport through the use of cutting-edge digital, communications and design technologies.
To create the Smart City, hi-tech nodes will be located throughout the city, interconnected via fiber-optics. The nodes will provide emergency calling capabilities, WiFi internet access, outdoor displays, data analytic devices and USB charging outlets.