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Trio Of Wash Heights, Inwood Blocks May Get Massive 5G Towers: City

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2022
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The 32-foot-tall 5G poles are part of LinkNYC, a program that seeks to "bridge the digital divide" by introducing high-speed internet service around the city — especially in underserved neighborhoods with low rates of broadband access. But some neighborhoods have pushed back against the towers, objecting to their sheer size and aesthetic impact on the streetscape. As Patch reported earlier this month, a public list maintained by the city shows the dozens of sites where the Office of Technology and Innovation is eyeing new 5G towers, including three spots in...

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