The cell phone tower that Verizon constructed in Port Henry, New York that was scheduled to be online last month is still inactive. A lot of people are wondering why the tower isn’t online yet. Even though the tower is completed, the fiber optic lines to the tower are not in place yet. Verizon is hoping to have this tower activated during the month of October. Once this tower is active, residents in the Port Henry area will have a choice between AT&T and Verizon, whereas before AT&T was the main carrier.
Besides improved calling and consumer options, the Verizon tower is also helping out town and village taxpayers. Verizon is paying $900 a month — $450 to the town of Moriah and $450 to the village of Port Henry — for five years to lease the jointly-owned town-village property. The rent will increase 3 percent each year of the contract. (Source: Denton Publications)