Title

"Focus: Building & Real Estate" piece on the difficulty of securing real estate

Authors

Jeffrey Bouley

Source

Mainebiz

Date

7-24-2006

Pages

1, 30-32

Abstract

"Focus: Building & Real Estate" piece on the difficulty of securing real estate for construction of cell phone towers. Mark Gartley, a Maine-based construction manager for U.S. Cellular, says cell phone customers want better service, but balk at unsightly towers, creating obstacles for providers seeking "vertical real estate." Verizon has added 40 sites in Maine in the past six months to meet demand for voice and data services. They had to consider many alternatives to traditional towers, including placement of antennas on flagpoles and in municipal buildings, on top of businesses, atop fake trees, and inside church steeples. With comments by Dave Libby, a member of the Falmouth Town Council and owner of Communications Facilities Inc.; and Richard Enright, director of network operations for Verizon Wireless New England.

Subjects

Cellular telephones, Real estate development

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