reply to toronto2121
Re: Why is Rogers digging up my area? Rogers also has a business service division; could be fibre for them, or for Roger's cellular, running fibre for new cell sites (macro, micro, or femto...)
Also, companies like Sentrex, TriCon, etc; don't always change the "under contract to" from job to job - just because the sign SAYS Rogers, doesn't mean the job is for Rogers - they also work for Bell, Toronto Hydro, Cogeco, TELUS, and others...
This area is all residential. There are no businesses here at all. There are some cell sites around us but they are all on major streets.
Rogers (and all cell carriers) are pushing cell sites closer and closer to the end user; going to pole-mounted micro and femto sites; even in-house 'pico' sites, that offload cellular traffic onto your internet connection.
It doesn't have to be a 70' tower anymore...
That said - could be for a FTTH build, could be FTTN upgrades, or a node split, they could even just be passing through, and the side street was the least congested route from "A" to "B"... Really, no way to tell, to be honest.
In urban areas it's preferable to put coax or fibre in the ground in tubing because it makes replacement SO MUCH cheaper ... far less digging up needed. Also slightly less risk of damage from digging and frost heaves.
ive never seen a rogers offer a pico cell to someone, maybe someone bought it off ebay, but rogers would not install it in side someones residence, maybe inside a workplace is more likely.
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