New cellphone towers coming to a neighborhood near you

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Simon Spagnoletti
September 13th, 2004
New cellphone towers coming to a neighborhood near you image
New cellphone towers coming to a neighborhood near you image

cell towerWe're about to get a quite a few more cellphone towers scattered all over the place. An almost-approved deal between cellular industry members and historic preservation representatives would remove a bunch of limits on where cellphone towers are built and what hoops have to be jumped through before they can go up. The cellphone companies are ecstatic of course (they get more towers and can provide more coverage) but we're sure there are groups out there lamenting the rise of yet more ugly transmitters (something or other about them being highly dangerous sources of radiation). We certainly wouldn't relish one plopped down in front of our window. Aren't there enough trees to hide them in?

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