Friday, July 26, 2013

What Will Happen To Cell Towers If Sergeant Jasper Building Is Removed?

There is much debate in downtown Charleston because of a proposal to tear down the Sergeant Jasper apartment building. The removal of this building brings a dose of static into the cell phone coverage area because on top of the apartment buildings are towers for local phone service providers, such as AT&T and T-Mobile.

Schuyler Kropf reported in the Post and Courier that, “‘The City of Charleston’s position is we think cell tower coverage is important,’ said Lee Batchelder, zoning administrator for the city.”

Although this change is concerning members of downtown Charleston, the representatives of AT&T and T-Mobile said this change isn’t a major concern for them and are waiting to see what design and architectural features are in store for the future for the surrounding area. 

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