Street lights for cell towers?
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.