What is this street lamp gizmo?

5/7/2008:

A Hoboken411 reader wondered what this contraption was on a street lamp near the downtown CVS:

street-lamp-gizmo-hoboken-cvs.jpg

I don’t recall seeing this on any city resolutions, so what could it be?

Not sure, but there seems to be some kind of sensor on the top. Anyone know for sure?

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25 Comments on "What is this street lamp gizmo?"


TheGreatCO
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TheGreatCO
8 years 3 months ago

They look remarkably similar to Richocet Radios. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricochet_(internet_service) If you look at the Appendix Section of the Hoboken Ordinance, A261 specifically, you will see the system was given installation approval sometime in 2001. Shortly before the company went bankrupt. Doubt anybody spent time to take the things down.

Katie_Scarlett
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8 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”83436″]Cablevision To Offer Customers Free Wi-Fi
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/94244

Cablevision added a new wrinkle in their competitive fight against FiOS today. While discussing their first quarter earnings in a conference call this morning, the company announced they intend to offer free Wi-Fi to all of their customers within two years. Non-customers will be able to access the network for an as-yet-undisclosed fee. Cablevision COO Thomas Rutledge had this to say about the new network:
This network is being built using our existing infrastructure overlaying a wireless mesh network. When completed, any Optimum Online customer will essentially have service anytime, anywhere within our footprint at speeds up to 1.5 megabits, using any of their portable devices which are WiFi enabled.[/quote]
I still think they’re trying to read our minds! 😆

frink
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8 years 4 months ago

Cablevision To Offer Customers Free Wi-Fi
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/94244

Cablevision added a new wrinkle in their competitive fight against FiOS today. While discussing their first quarter earnings in a conference call this morning, the company announced they intend to offer free Wi-Fi to all of their customers within two years. Non-customers will be able to access the network for an as-yet-undisclosed fee. Cablevision COO Thomas Rutledge had this to say about the new network:
This network is being built using our existing infrastructure overlaying a wireless mesh network. When completed, any Optimum Online customer will essentially have service anytime, anywhere within our footprint at speeds up to 1.5 megabits, using any of their portable devices which are WiFi enabled.

Litterboken
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Litterboken
8 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”81830″]”linksys” is the stock name for linksys wifi access points. I find them all over Hoboken as people don’t know how to properly setup their new routers when they get them. “default” is the stock name for Nortel and D-Link routers.

Thanks, I had always wondered.

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