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New York’s smart city project sees CityBridge in lawsuit firing line

The LinkNYC project, run by the CityBridge consortium, was meant to provide New York with the fastest municipal WiFi network in the world, and serve as the basis for smart city services. Now, the city’s Department of IT and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner is getting ready to sue the group, claiming that it has not paid the city some $30mn. The DoITT notes that CityBridge reported millions in advertising revenue, generated by its digital signage kiosks, despite being well behind on deployment targets. To this end, the city wants to be paid, desiring compensation for these missed goals, as well as for its share of the advertising. New York didn’t want to burden itself with the cost of building such a…

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