Silver Spring Networks (SSNI) and its long-time customer Florida Power & Light have launched the first and largest smart-grid connected streetlight project in the U.S. The project will deploy 75,000 streetlights in the Miami-Dade County region. Each networked light will serve a dual purpose for the utility. First, it will remotely control lighting, detect outages and diagnose what parts are needed to replace them. Second, it will extend and strengthen the wireless mesh network they connect to. Read more here.