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Friday, October 17, 2014

Verizon Wireless project will expand cellphone coverage to almost 90 percent of Potter County

Expanded Cellphone Service Infrastructure Being Built

verizontowerVerizon Wireless marches forward with a project that will expand cellphone coverage to include almost 90 percent of Potter County, according to county officials.  More than two dozen tower sites have been approved so far and others are in the permitting process. Many are under construction. Company officials still can’t say when the broadened service will be available.

Each site will be a 200′ x 200′ plot upon which a lattice tower as well as a small pre-cast concrete equipment shed are built. Extensive engineering work has already gone into the selection process for each site to assure reliable service and maximum coverage. Most of the sites are being leased by Verizon from private landowners. The towers will be no more than 200 feet tall. Verizon said the extended construction period had been anticipated at the start of the multi-million dollar project. Steep terrain has been a big challenge at some of the tower sites. Additionally, access roads have to be built and, at some of the sites, forested areas need to be cleared.

20 comments :

Anonymous said...

Anyone have any idea when they will be operational?

Anonymous said...

Hopefully AT&T will be here by then. Much better service where available and much much better value plans!

Anonymous said...

AT&T is coming to Potter County?

Anonymous said...

AT&T already has some coverage in Potter and Clinton

Anonymous said...

Yeah... Verizon wireless is putting up towers so AT&T can move in...

Anonymous said...

isn't it odd, nobody is bitching about cell towers but wind turbines is a major no no. Just depends on who benefits!

Anonymous said...

Its about time. The current service erodes with each passing day!

Anonymous said...

There are so many drop zones between here and Roulette. I sure hope these new towers will help!

Anonymous said...

Curious, but will the "dumb" phones work?? You know us older folk have the old style cell phones.

Anonymous said...

Cell Towers/ GWEN Towers...Must be they think more are needed to make SURE the area is covered...After all if we mountain people are NOT controlled they would be in trouble !!!People they are NOT being nice WAKE UP !!!

Anonymous said...

these aren't cell towers; they are listening devices from the gummint with small drone platforms to be used for gun confiscation.

Anonymous said...

The dumb phones will work just fine.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the town of Austin will be covered by the towers?

Anonymous said...

Ummm what about Tioga County? How about updating some landlines so people that don't live in the city can get DSL internert?

Anonymous said...

These towers are 10 times more hazardous than a frac job. Terrible radiation is emitted and forest land is cleared for the site and access road as is a well pad. We're really doomed now.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Trees are going to be cut down to make room for towers so people have better cell reception to text and drive and kill people! Tree huggers we need your help at this crucial time in our county.

Anonymous said...

12:20
Ummm do you think you're better than everyone else?

Anonymous said...

My ipad service is diminishing -- internet too -- Verizon indicated October. Would feel safer in winter with a working telephone. they are sorta slow & lax.

Anonymous said...

There's a lot of Potter County who doesn't have DSL either. I have satellite and have pretty much been told I will never get DSL because it would cost to much for Verizon to run lines out here. Most of Tioga County has cell phone service and DSL. I think it's a great idea because there's not to many people driving around all these back roads at night so with having cell service it will help out a lot. We have had family get service here with their smart phones which didn't work before towers were put up but our "dumb" phone doesn't get anything. As for whoever it was who mentioned about the wind mill. I think it would be great if it benefited the locals. I want to invest in a small one and some solar panels for my home so we can save money.

Anonymous said...

So when are these towers coming???