CONFIRMED via The City of Long Beach: It’s for Optimum Online WiFi hotspots.
Just when I was just about to post photos of the mysterious black boxes that recently appeared on all the north-side boardwalk lamp posts, a reader named Joel emails me with pretty much the same questions I was going to ask:
On my Boardwalk walk this AM I noticed new boxes, about 18 inches by 12 inches placed on many of the Boardwalk lampposts, above the banner ads, on the city side of the Boardwalk. They have two black squares facing the ocean, which may be speakers or sensors of some kind. They are not at the Eastern end of the Boardwalk but on all the lampposts in the middle section. I am curious as to what they are?? Speakers? Cameras? Weather sensors? Some Government plot as a result of Obamacare 🙂
So what are they folks? My guess is WIFI. I’m going to try to find out what they are, but if you know, please by all means tell us!