Verizon announced that they'll be using radios mounted on light poles for their IoT initiative.
In the mid 90's that's how Metricom mounted their radios, having a selection of power taps that fit the several standard light sensors on top of the poles, making deals with cities, either paying for the access or trading in exchange for wirleless interent. Besides supporting consumers who just wanted internet access, they were initially targeting municipalities, meters and such. ( before IoT was coined ). I used it in 1996 do do paid consulting work at Starbucks before they were filled with college and high school students sucking down WiFi and doing their homework.
In 1999 MCI invested $600 million in Metricom. (Which they spent like drunken sailors and soon imploded, even though they had the most robust wireless data setup commercially available )
In 2005 Verizon purchased MCI.
So my first thought when I read the title was, "Yeah.. no shit".