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City leaders want Dallas to be a “Smart City” with wireless internet access everywhere. The plans were discussed Monday at a briefing for the City Council Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Right now, the city’s free Wi-Fi is limited to certain areas with more to be added by the end of the year, but Monday’s discussion was about a very big picture for the future and it has city council members seeing dollar signs.

Many future connections could work through the proposed city network.

“This is so exciting. And I think it’s the beginning in many ways of a really huge amount of data and important changes for our city,” Council Member Jaynie Schultz said.

During the COVID-19 pandemic when kids were forced to stay home, the North-South digital divide in Dallas became a greater problem.

Private companies decline to provide high-speed fiber internet in some portions of Dallas. In other cases, families could afford the service that was available.

“Southeast Dallas is one of the areas that has some of the largest percentages of households with children that lack internet access,” City Councilman Jaime Resendez said.

Now, the Red Cloud neighborhood of Pleasant Grove off Bruton Road in Southeast Dallas is one of the places to receive free WiFi access.

New streetlights to be erected on newly paved streets in the neighborhood will have WiFi devices added on top. The devices also have cameras with microphones for gunshot detection along with lighting for what has been a high-crime area.


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