State Siting Council to talk over Greenwich cell phone proposals

Some Greenwich cell phone users are backing a plan to build towers, but others are in favor of an alternative that promises to preserve the look of the community. Many cell phone users say they have

News 12 Staff

Jun 26, 2006, 7:14 PM

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State Siting Council to talk over Greenwich cell phone proposals
Some Greenwich cell phone users are backing a plan to build towers, but others are in favor of an alternative that promises to preserve the look of the community.
Many cell phone users say they have poor service along the Merritt Parkway and other areas. Verizon Wireless wants to build two tall towers off Round Hill Road behind a church. The church would get a portion of the funds from the cell towers, which it says it would invest in the community. However, Illinois-based Clearlinx Network claims it can build a series of tiny antennas on utility poles along the Merritt Parkway and get the same result without the eyesore. The Connecticut Siting Council will vote on the issue in August.
Meanwhile, cellular customers have concerns about both proposals. While many are against unsightly cell towers, some say they have never seen light poles along the Merritt Parkway to attach antennas to.


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