WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- In presenting his own plan for a new cell phone tower, a Sprint affiliate created static Monday concerning another company's proposal in Washington Township, Pa.
Shenandoah Personal Communications Co./Shentel wants to enter into a lease agreement with the local water authority, then put antennas 115 feet up an existing water tower between Pa. 16 and Old Route 16 east of Capital Camps in Rouzerville, Pa.
That, coupled with a tower under construction in Adams County, Pa., should give Sprint customers full coverage while traveling on Pa. 16 from Rouzerville through Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., according to Tucker Lahr, representing Shentel.
Township officials made several comments regarding that promise, since Liberty Towers of Rockville, Md., has said it needs to build a 190-foot tower on Jacobs Church Road to do the same thing for cellular providers. Liberty Towers plans to lease space on its Blue Ridge Summit monopole to providers.