MBTA Wi-Fi project, as currently proposed, will not be advanced

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MBTA Wi-Fi project, as currently proposed, will not be advanced

Gloucester and Cape Ann Elected Officials Work Together to Communicate Concerns

 BOSTON – The MBTA today notified BAI Communications that it will not approve the company’s current proposed implementation of the Wi-Fi system, under which BAI proposes to install approximately 320 seventy-foot monopoles along the Commuter Rail network’s rights of way.

In a letter to BAI, the MBTA said the proposal is not consistent with the license agreement, and cited concerns among members of the public and among federal and state legislators concerning the project’s impact on historic sites and community character.

“Gloucester is pleased about today’s announcement to halt the installation of Wi-Fi monopoles, especially since we didn’t get the chance to review any plans in advance,” said Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken. “Thankfully, our administration worked across Cape Ann and the North Shore to share information, review the potential sites…

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  • In a country that has loads of WI-FI but combining them right place, at the right time, with the right mindset is not always present and people escape to the mountains to get away yet bring it with them sort of defeats the whole reason for going! Too much distractions and way too much distracted walking, and driving! You have to see it to know what I mean 5G and growing! :-O Dave

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