InfraSite Applies Underground “Magic” For CSX’s 5G Network


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InfraSite finalized an agreement to locate its patented underground 5G boxes on 21,000 miles of CSX rail Rights-Of-Way. The agreement means InfraSite’s new magic box solution will allow construction of medium cell tower sites along the CSX railroad ROWs without fences and landscaping that would block access to the properties.

“This agreement is very important because it signals InfraSite can build new 4G and 5G sites where other tower companies can’t build without blocking access with unsightly sheds and above ground equipment bins that create many problems for rail operations,” said InfraSite Founder Kevin Aycock.

“Railroads, just like other landowners and landlords, are facing an increasing need for more space for items such as switching gear, communications equipment, and rail safety controls. All these and more can be housed safely and securely underground,” added Aycock. At the same time, railroads and adjacent property owners have an even greater need for 4G and 5G access. “By being able to house cell tower support equipment in our magic underground box we have kept the space open for use and provide the telecommunications link as well,” he explained. 

InfraSite says since recently announcing its patented underground magic box, the company has received interest from local, state and other governmental agencies; transportation companies; as well as landowners and landlords all needing 4G and 5G technologies made possible by cell phone towers. Aycock says the company looks forward to inking similar agreements with companies and governmental agencies as there is more demand for cell towers that meet stricter space and aesthetic requirements.

The company says it’s created a unique, patented solution for housing wireless and other critical infrastructure equipment underground, in a sealed, protected, cost-effective, and aesthetically appealing way. Its introduction of the underground equipment shelter, the magic box, comes as carriers are racing to secure more towers, according to the company. That’s because the FCC empowered telecoms by the agency’s decision that mandates municipalities must provide new space for 5G deployments in public places.

August 21, 2019   


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