Verizon, Susquehanna Art Museum Collaboration Turns Harrisburg 5G Cell Site Into Work of Art

HARRISBURG, PA — This week, Verizon and the Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM) revealed a special new 5G cell site in Harrisburg. The new 5G pole at SAM features custom artwork designed by local artist Stephen Michael Haas. This first-in-the-nation collaboration is putting Harrisburg on the 5G map – literally and figuratively part of Verizon’s arts program to help beautify local communities. Verizon recently expanded availability of 5G Ultra Wideband to large portions of Harrisburg.

The SAM partnership is the second arts partnership for Verizon locally. Last November, Verizon sponsored a Kindness Mural by Pennsylvania artist Ali M. Williams at Strawberry Square.

“With 5G Ultra Wideband now available in more places around the country, we remain committed to working closely with communities in ensuring that our equipment enhances the local streetscape,” said Lynn Cox SVP and Chief Engineer at Verizon. “Often we disguise equipment so that it can hide in plain sight. Here, our close collaboration with SAM has elevated a cell site from network equipment to fine art that improves connectivity for Harrisburg.”

“Don’t ever let anyone tell you a creative solution is not possible. Susquehanna Art Museum, Verizon and artist Stephen Michael Haas will tell you there’s always a way for community and business to partner with a positive outcome for all.” said Alice Anne Schwab, executive director of the Susquehanna Art Museum.

“With all that is going on in the world, I wanted a design that celebrates the beauty of life and that is fun to look at. My hope is that the end result gives museum visitors and passersby a big boost of energy – an espresso shot of color – as they go about their day.” said Stephen Michael Haas, the Harrisburg artist who was tapped to design the artwork for the new pole.

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband can bring transformational power and performance to your pocket. With speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon 4G LTE, , 5G Ultra Wideband allows connected users to stream, share, post and work without being slowed down by everyone around them, , to play console quality games on the go and conduct video chats and video conferencing with clear sound and video.

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband provides a broadband-like connection across much of Harrisburg and is available in more than 1700 cities around the country. More than 175 million people are expected to be covered with 5G Ultra Wideband by year-end 2022.