A tower company representing AT&T is looking to construct a cell tower on another property in East Boothbay, Maine, after its initial application was denied by the Board of Appeals. AT&T is in the process of expanding its advanced wireless network and this cell tower is needed to provide service to its consumers in Maine. According to a radio frequency expert, as reported in Boothbay Register, “In order to meet its goal of providing reliable, seamless and uninterrupted service, AT&T must continue to acquire interest in property for additional facilities in order to eliminate gaps in reliable service coverage. Any delay at this point in time severely curtails AT&T’s ability to achieve a market position that will allow it to compete for customers, which is in the public interest.”
If this property is deemed to be a viable alternative to the original and receives approval for cell tower construction, the landowners must seek proper representation to assist them throughout the lease negotiation process. Vertical Consultants has worked with all types of landowners who are being paid below-market value for the use of their property. The primary reason for this is the lack of information and representation provided for these entities. Ample information and representation from a true landowner advocate are key factors these industries need in order to optimize the use of their properties by the tower and telecom giants.