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Houston to Use Digital Kiosks to Boost Equity, Smart City Appeal

By Julia Edinger

Government Technology

10 hours ago

Cover picture for the articleThe city of Houston has started the deployment of digitally interactive kiosks, which will offer wayfinding information and act as Wi-Fi hot spots. In the two years since the COVID-19 pandemic shifted schools and government alike to operate virtually, digital equity has become a top priority for cities. Local governments have…

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Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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