And the reason for 200-foot towers is . . . ?
When something is being shoved down my throat I want to know why. I hear some say we will get broadband Internet with AT&T’s cell tower plan. I hear others say cell phone service. Others say it will help our volunteer fire and rescue teams. But I don’t hear specifics. I see maps that provide no details. I hear claims that 45 percent of the citizens will benefit. But when I look at the claims made by AT&T, I find nothing that specifically backs them up. It is left for us to fill in the dream with our own projections and wishful thinking.
The map shows Sperryville as an area that will receive some benefit. Sperryville already has Comcast cable, which provides high-speed Internet to some. It also has DSL service from Verizon, which provides high-speed Internet to some.
High speed Internet is a major part of what AT&T says that it must provide to meet the government’s incentives for expanding such service to everyone. But it will not be providing that service to everyone in Rappahannock County, or Sperryville for that matter. Some? Yes. How many? No numbers on that!
The Statement of Benefits is what is used to justify permitting AT&T to erect structures several places in the county up to 199 feet in the air. Until now we