2 Firms Vying To Build New Lookout Mountain, Tn. Cell Phone Tower

Friday, February 7, 2014 - by Gail Perry

A public hearing to discuss the construction of a new cell phone tower in Lookout Mountain, Tn., that was scheduled for next Thursday at 6 p.m. has been postponed.  Due to unforeseen regulatory requirements prior to holding this meeting; it has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Because of the increased use of cell phones, streaming and smart phones, the current antennae located on the water tower are not sufficient, town officials said. By federal law, the town cannot restrict companies from servicing their customers, but it can regulate the appearance and location of any new towers, it was stated.

Municipal property near the maintenance facility behind City Hall is the preferred location. Proposals have been received to build towers from two companies.

One comes from Wireless Properties, which is in the business of building towers and selling space to multiple companies.  The second application is from AT&T which would use the tower to improve its own network, as well as selling “vertical real estate” to other wireless companies.

It is hoped that one tower can supply the needs of multiple companies in order to improve service on the mountain, officials said.

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