Wednesday, July 21, 2021

AT&T, Developer Plan to Bring Smart City to D.C. Development

By J. Sharpe Smith, Inside Towers Technology Editor  

AT&T and JBG Smith, a mixed-use property developer, have entered into a letter of intent to provide smart city amenities to the neighborhoods of Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Potomac Yard, known collectively as National Landing, near the center of the Washington, D.C., metro area, according to a press release.
The first network infrastructure deployments are planned for the first half of 2022, and will expand with development of the community.

The AT&T agreement is the next step for JBG Smith, which spent $25.3 million on four Priority Access Licenses (PAL) totaling 40 megahertz in Arlington and three PALs (30 megahertz) in Alexandria in the FCC Citizens Broadband Radio Service last fall. The licenses span more than 16.2 million square feet in National Landing and Potomac Yard, where JBG Smith is the largest holder of existing and developable real estate. Continue Reading

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