North Syracuse looking to be the first NY village to bring in 5G wireless broadband

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The Village of North Syracuse is dialing up a proposal to be the first village in New York to bring in 5G broadband, which would boost internet speeds and cell phone service.

The village is working with Verizon Wireless to secure a deal for 5G. North Syracuse Mayor Gary Butterfield believes we are only a month away from his village having 5G.

“Their legal team and our lawyers have gone back and fourth between the agreements to make sure we get it right so we are hoping to be signed up and ready to go,” said Butterfield.

5G is the latest form of of broadband that would make devices like smart phones and tablets faster. If the proposal were to go through, Verizon wouldn’t be building tall towers.

With the permission of the Village of North Syracuse, it would be using telephone poles to place devices every few hundred feet that would provide the signal. This is far from a done deal. North Syracuse law needs to be changed to allow the installation of the devices.

Once Verizon and the village link-up on the legal end, they’ll be opportunties for public input and then a vote by the village board.

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