Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kingston, Ont., and Bell Team Up for 'Smart City' Initiative

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kingston, Ont., and Bell Team Up for 'Smart City' Initiative

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Bell, Kingston, Ont., team up for Smart City program

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KINGSTON, Ont. - A southeastern Ontario city says it is teaming up with Bell Canada to implement new technology that will monitor certain municipal operationsin what it's calling a "Smart City" program.

The project will collect and organize data from internet-connected items to help the city of Kingston, Ont., keep track of things like energy use.

A joint statement from Kingston and Bell says the project will help the city make better informed decisions on matters like municipal operations and infrastructure.

Kingston says the first two parts of its Smart City program will roll out this spring.

The city will introduce digital kiosks that provide Wi-Fi access, real-time event updates and charging services, as well as 911 emergency buttons among other features. …

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