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What are these poles being installed downtown?

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Via Randy Bowman:

    Staff believes this is a wifi transmitter being installed by a private company to provide subscription wireless broadband.

    #516538

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    Walker said:
    Via Randy Bowman:

    Staff believes this is a wifi transmitter being installed by a private company to provide subscription wireless broadband.

    well that’s easy enough to verify. anyone down in the area with a wifi signal analyzer?

    #516539

    Patch
    Participant

    Maybe they are a wireless companies antennas? I know they were being discussed in Cincy a few years back where there were multiple small poles about the height of street lights.

    Any idea how many there are? Distance apart?

    NerosNeptune said:
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    I love this.

    #516540

    sph1978
    Participant

    I work near High and State so I just walked over there. Didn’t see markings of any type on it, pulled out my phone to see if I could get a wi-fi signal from it and two different Time Warner cable signals came up….coulda just been from the surrounding buildings though.

    #516541

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    Time Warner provides free WiFi for the Scioto Mile just half a block over.

    This doesn’t look anything like the WiFi routers in Dublin
    https://maps.google.com/?ll=40.081625,-83.122166&spn=0.00504,0.009398&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=40.081625,-83.122166&panoid=WTPrjd7VHFpUndGc0O7rLg&cbp=12,167.28,,1,-13.02

    #516542

    sph1978
    Participant

    Analogue Kid said:
    Time Warner provides free WiFi for the Scioto Mile just half a block over.

    This doesn’t look anything like the WiFi routers in Dublin

    the top of the pole looks similar to this though: http://blog.oregonlive.com/breakingnews/2008/06/portlands_wifi_network_coming.html so the transmitter idea sounds correct.

    #516543

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    Hey now you can walk along the sidewalk, face in the phone and texting to someone about how you have great tower signal, and walk right into the tower itself.

    #516544

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Or into oncoming traffic….

    (cue the 7 page bitch fest)

    #516545
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    lifeontwowheels said:
    Or into oncoming traffic….

    (cue the 7 page bitch fest)

    (predominately perpetuated by you)

    #516546

    Pro Se
    Participant

    Randy’s explanation makes sense. There is one on High Street adjacent to the Greek Orthodox Church as well. A worker explained a couple of weeks ago that the High Street road work leading to the new pole at that location was for new fiber optics, which explains the broadband use…

    #516547

    bman
    Participant

    They are a form of wireless network repeaters to increase cell strength along High St. In lieu of using towers. A very large cellular company is doing this project. True!

    #516548

    No T
    Member

    Great! More crap in the way on the sidewalk. Columbus is horrible for signage, posts, boxes, bus shelters, and miscellania obstructions on the sidewalk.

    #516549

    jOHnH
    Participant

    Also one on the corner of Nationwide and Front

    #516550

    bman
    Participant

    No T said:
    Great! More crap in the way on the sidewalk. Columbus is horrible for signage, posts, boxes, bus shelters, and miscellania obstructions on the sidewalk.

    So no to towers in the urban areas and now no to building or pole mounted repeaters, I guess that means good strong 4G service isn’t wanted in the urban areas?

    #516551

    Graybeak
    Participant

    bman said:
    So no to towers in the urban areas and now no to building or pole mounted repeaters, I guess that means good strong 4G service isn’t wanted in the urban areas?

    No, people will walk from their home, to their job to the park to a bar then back home, they can use dial up there.

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