Rome keeps working on innovation and development, aiming at achieving a “smart” urban model, also by implementing Li-Fi or Light Fidelity. Li-Fi is a wireless technology using LED light modulation for internet connection.

Yesterday, in Rome, the project "Li-Fi in School" was implemented at the Rosetta Rossi Institute. This project was made a reality thanks to the collaboration between our startup and Roma Capitale, along with the support of industrial and strategic partners such as Signify (previously called Philips Lighting), and TecnoElectric Srl. Rome is the first Italian city, and one of the first worldwide, to implement Li-Fi in school. We were very enthusiastic to take this opportunity, as it further increased our willingness to bring a “smart”, innovative, and sustainable future to Rome. I am particularly proud that this technology, which is faster, more innovative, efficient, and secure than Wi-Fi will be implemented in a school in Rome. Our students will be at the core of innovation."- These were the words of the mayor Virginia Raggi. Li-Fi is an innovative wireless technology that uses light waves emitted by LED sources for data transmission. Compared to Wi-Fi, Li-Fi does not emit radio frequencies, and thus it has several advantages. Transmitters can offer a larger bandwidth and eliminate human health risks. In addition, Li-Fi prevents potential external hacker attacks and provides a safe connection, because one can connect to the Li-Fi hotspot only if located under the related light source. “LiFi is a sustainable connection that eliminates electrosmog. Roma is the first Italian city, and one of the first worldwide, to implement the most innovative version of LiFi technology. We founded To Be with a dream and a vision: to make every light a source of information. This is the LiFi Revolution! Our startup had tremendous growth in the last few months. We are looking for new talents to expand our team and, at the same time, we are working to accelerate our growth by collecting capital from investors"- At the end of his statement, our Founder and CEO Francesco Paolo Russo also announced that we will donate two devices, able to sanitize the environment through light, to the school. These devices will remove fungi, bacteria, and viruses, including COVID-19.   It was an honor to bring LiFi Streaming to the Capital, and in particular to the academic world, which is extremely important for culture, innovation, and our future. It takes courage to work on real innovation and to be the first one to do so. We hope that starting from the young talents we met yesterday, the light of innovation will bring technological development to our country and will increase the trust in investing in startups. We still have many dreams to make come true, keep following us and we will do it together!