Cisco Systems announced on Friday that it has completed an outdoor wireless network together with DHB Networks, improving public safety and driving economic development in Dublin, Ohio.

The new network extends Dublin's existing fiber-optic internet infrastructure with wireless capabilities, allowing residents, businesses, and city workers to access the internet anywhere within the city.

Dublin's police and municipal workers can use the dedicated wireless network bandwidth to access a number of innovative applications, such as real-time police video monitoring, high-speed data access for police cruisers, mobility for first responders and mobile field inspection.

This municipal wireless deployment will allow residents, businesses and city employees of Dublin to have mobile access to the Internet, said Dublin Mayor Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher. Our primary goals of this outdoor Wi-Fi network are to enhance public safety and improve the city's operational efficiencies while also encouraging and creating growth opportunities for locally owned companies and residents.

The initial deployment will be followed by a citywide extension of the wireless mesh network, city officials said.