12-metre communication poles could be installed at eight spots between Stowmarket, Eye and Diss to collect data on water usage
Plans to put up eight 12m communication poles across Suffolk have been submitted to strengthen the connection between homes and the area’s water company.
- The Street, Stoke Ash
- Cross Street, Hoxne
- Station Road, Bacton
- Crossing Road, Palgrave
- Laxfield Road, Stradbroke
- Back Street, Gislingham
- Earlsford Road, Mellis
- The Street, Bedingfield
The poles will allow LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) Gateway equipment to be installed which will transmit data from smart water meters to providers.
Each of the proposals show sites which are near homes to help build the strongest connection for the new network of devices.
The devices are solar powered and each telegraph pole would include a solar panel.