Photo: Inauguration of the wired city
The Brazilian city of Aguas de Sao Pedro, in central Sao Paulo state, became the first municipality in the country totally wired with optical fiber as part of a “digital city” project aiming to modernize and digitize public services.
The project, which took a year to complete, was developed by Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica in collaboration with the city government of the Brazilian town and required an investment of 2 million reais (about $900.000).
The goal of the project is to create a “digital city” with its public services digitized and a top-quality Internet and telephone network.
The chief executive of Telefonica Brazil, Antonio Carlos Valente, said during the inauguration ceremony that Aguas de Sao Pedro will serve as a “trial” laboratory with the intention of “replicating” and “disseminating” the digital-city model in Brazil’s larger cities.
The municipality of 3,000 inhabitants was chosen for having the second-highest indicator of human development in all Brazil, the company said.