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Miami-Dade unveils first free Wi-Fi kiosk at Goverment Center

CIVIQ Smartscapes will install up to 300 WayPoints throughout the county

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Giménez unveils the new CIVIQ Smartscapes WayPoint at Government Center
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Giménez unveils the new CIVIQ Smartscapes WayPoint at Government Center
Courtesy of CIVIQ/Photo by Matias Ocner

CIVIQ Smartscapes, joined by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez, unveiled their first WayPoint at Government Center in downtown Miami as part of their plan to implement a fully integrated smart city ecosystem throughout the county.

The entire project entails the installation and maintenance of up to 300 interactive digital kiosks, which will include free high-speed public Wi-Fi; over 1,000 Wi-Fi devices in public transit vehicles; and 50 additional Wi-Fi devices for transit stations.

The project won’t cost taxpayers a penny, as CIVIQ will fund the $20 million to initiate the program and generate revenue off digital ads on the kiosks, with Miami-Dade receiving a revenue share.

“When technology and transportation come together, Miami-Dade County becomes a richer community with more opportunities,” Mayor Giménez said. “This new partnership with CIVIQ Smartscapes is one additional step toward our County becoming a smart city.”

Waypoints will continue to be installed over the next couple years.