New web antenna disguised as a light-weight pole in Granny White Park | Communities

Brentwood city commissioners unanimously approved a lease with a cell phone company on Monday to build a wireless internet antenna disguised as a light pole in Granny White Park.

New Cingular Wireless, also known as AT&T Mobility, pays the city $ 30,000 a year for a five-year lease that can be extended by 10 percent, according to city officials.

All technical equipment is hidden in an existing light pole and in an adjoining device protection on field 1 in Granny White Park.

In addition to AT&T, Verizon Wireless has previously signed a similar lease with the city in the same park to better serve the surrounding coverage area.

“The concept is exactly the same as what we have at the other location in the park.” Brentwood City Manager Kirk Bednar said. “You would remove [the existing pole]Install a larger diameter pole that can hold all of your cell tower antennas, then reinstall the lights and the pole is exactly the same height as it is today. “

The field in question is used by the Brentwood High School girls’ softball team. The agreement enables the team to use part of the device protection as a warehouse.

The plans for the tower installation are being reviewed by the city’s planning committee at their upcoming meeting.

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