Who will own the infrastructure in the smart city?

Source: Competitive Enteprise Institute
by Clyde Wayne Crews

“There is great enthusiasm for the smart city concept. Integration of autonomous vehicles, drones and networked communications are expected to manage congestion, lead to fewer accidents, reduce pollution and enhance quality of life. The smart city was a major theme at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (#CES2018), hosted by the Consumer Technology Association. Will smart cities be vibrant bastions of competitive private free enterprise and innovative new networks of communication that simultaneously respect individuals’ privacy? Or are planners on a path to setting up mega public utilities and administered cartelization, and compulsory information collection?” (01/11/18)