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East Link options Brown’s Point road in Pictou for new telecom tower

East Link telecommunications tower located on Front Street in Pictou
East Link telecommunications tower located on Front Street in Pictou - Brendan Ahern

People in the town of Pictou complaining about spotty Wi-fi from East Link will be happy to know that the Atlantic telecom company could have improved coverage by the summer, 2019.

At last night’s town council meeting a motion was carried allowing East Link 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 seen by East Link 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 free-standing tower, like the one proposed at last night’s meeting, 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.

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

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