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Street lights for cell towers?

Surrey is considering renting street lights to Bell Mobility which will use them as cell transmission sites. - From City of Surrey Corporate Report
Surrey is considering renting street lights to Bell Mobility which will use them as cell transmission sites.
— image credit: From City of Surrey Corporate Report

Street lights and intersections could soon be used for mini cell towers.

Surrey council received a staff report Monday recommending the city use intersection lights and street lamps for cell phone equipment.

The one-year pilot project would allow Bell Mobility to install cellular transmission equipment on street lights and signal poles for a fee.

City staff are recommending the installation of equipment at four locations including:

132 Street and 108 Avenue

Fraser Highway and 96 Avenue

128 Street and 100 Avenue

144 Street and 60 Avenue

The city will receive $8,000 per year per pole from Bell.

If successful, the program could be expanded through other areas of the city.

kdiakiw@surreyleader.com

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