New tele­com tower site pro­posed in Pic­tou

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY -

PIC­TOU, N.S. — Peo­ple in the town of Pic­tou com­plain­ing about spotty Wi-Fi from Eastlink will be happy to know the At­lantic tele­com com­pany could have im­proved cov­er­age by this sum­mer.

At a re­cent town coun­cil meet­ing, a mo­tion was car­ried al­low­ing Eastlink to in­stall a new tower which would im­prove cov­er­age es­sen­tially to every­one in the town west of Welling­ton Street.

A plot on Brown’s Point Road, near the cause­way, is be­ing looked at by Eastlink as the ideal lo­ca­tion for the pro­posed tower.

Usu­ally, if a tower like this is to be built, all res­i­dents within a cer­tain di­am­e­ter around the build­ing site must be no­ti­fied. So, with a 61-me­tre free­stand­ing tower, like the one pro­posed, all res­i­dents within a 183-me­tre di­am­e­ter would first be no­ti­fied by mail. How­ever, the Brown’s Point road lo­ca­tion is fur­ther re­moved from res­i­den­tial ar­eas, and its prox­im­ity to the pub­lic works will make snow re­moval to the site’s ac­cess road much eas­ier.

Eastlink has three other tele­com lo­ca­tions in the town of Pic­tou, on Front Street, Divi­sion Road and at the ferry ter­mi­nal. The News

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