Oklahoma City unveils new wireless network

Oklahoma City_Oklahoma City officials are unveiling what they're calling the largest city owned and operated Wi-Fi mesh network in the world.

The $5 million network covers a 555-square-mile area. It does not provide public wireless Internet access.

The network, for public safety and other city workers, was funded with money from a public safety sales tax and city capital improvement funds.

Police officers can use the network to access real-time data, while fire officials can locate water hydrants and review site maps and floor plans while responding to fires or accidents.

A demonstration of the network was scheduled Tuesday afternoon at City Hall.

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