Planned utility poles to boost wireless service

Greenwood residents will start noticing new street-side utility poles this summer in areas including the Valle Vista neighborhood, if the city gives the project a final approval today.

Fibertech, of Rochester, New York, will install 10 utility poles throughout the city for Verizon, which will allow customers to use its fastest 4G LTE Internet service on their cellphones.

Four of the 45-foot poles will go in the Valle Vista neighborhood and will be designed to look like streetlights rather than utility poles. They will be made of metal rather than wood and have a white device on top that will serve as an antenna.

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