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New downtown poles usher in 5G era to Sarasota

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Medians around the city are seeing the addition of some new poles. But what are they?
by: Samantha Chaney Staff Writer

They could pass for modern art. But a series of stealthy-looking black poles around town portend something more useful.

According to city spokesman Jason Bartolone, the poles, overseen by Verizon, are 5G cell-service towers being installed in the city.

“[Verizon] applied for permits for a first batch of approximately 30 of these throughout the city,” Bartolone said.

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