County Commission grants Verizon new cell tower in McDuffie County
By Linda Green

In the coming months, cell phone reception for Verizon customers in McDuffie County will be expanded.
The McDuffie County Commission, in a unanimous vote March 21, approved a request from Verizon to construct a telecommunications tower at 1773 White Oak Road, at the end of Rivers Circle. The commission upheld the planning board’s approval of a variance March 7 to allow Verizon to build the 195-foot, single pole tower with antenna in a residential district.
According to Andrew Rotenstreich, representing the telecommunications company Foresite, with offices in Birmingham, Alabama, there are two reasons for another Verizon cell phone tower in McDuffie County.
He said another tower would increase coverage in the area and address capacity issues. “There is light coverage in the area but it is not enough to penetrate the buildings,” Rotenstreich said. “We need stronger coverage. The towers in the county are overloaded and the antennas on the towers can only handle so much traffic,” he said.
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