Llyr T Johansen

online communications and development strategist, MassINC

Stories by Llyr T Johansen

Mapping the T’s monopoles

Mapping the T’s monopoles

Is a 74-foot WiFi pole coming to a location near you?

Below is an interactive map developed by the MBTA showing the proposed locations of the 74-foot monopoles scheduled to go up along commuter rail lines to improve WiFi service on trains. The poles have generated a lot of opposition in Andover and a handful of other communities north of Boston, where residents fear the structures(...)

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There’s a new driver in town

There’s a new driver in town

The ride-sharing debate may go on, but Uber has already won

LAWMAKERS ON BEACON HILL may be debating how and whether to regulate ride-sharing services such as Uber, but as far as I’m concerned the debate is over. Let’s move on. There’s a new driver in town. With ride-sharing services, we are no longer beholden to local payphones, phonebooks, and the cadre of single-digit city cab(...)

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