Cell Tower Plan

Capital Region News
6:55 am
Sun October 13, 2013

Windham Mobile Service On "Hold"

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Officials in Windham concede telecommunication capabilities in the community are NOT likely to improve in the immediate future... 

Recovery has been a slow process in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which devastated the Greene County town a few years ago. 

Spotty cellular phone service has been an ongoing problem; officials say plans to build a network of cell towers is in the works, but will take years to unfold at a cost of millions.

Assemblyman Pete Lopez is looking for an alternative solution that could be fast-tracked.

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North Country News
5:40 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Vermont Sheriff Pushes for Newfane Cell Tower

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A Vermont sheriff is lobbying the public in the town of Newfane to support construction of a new cell tower.

Windham County Sheriff Keith Clark says the 150-foot cell tower would also host his department's emergency radio equipment.

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WAMC News
11:33 am
Wed November 28, 2012

AT&T to Look at Options for Newfane, VT Tower

AT&T says it will consider alternate locations for a new cell tower in the southern Vermont community of Newfane, but the alternative must meet a set of criteria before it could be agreed to.

The move comes after some Newfane residents expressed concern over plans for a 130-foot tower on Oak Hill Road.

Officials say the tower would dramatically improve the town's spotty cell coverage and also could host equipment from two other cell carriers.

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