AT&T has issued a proposal to construct a 260-foot cell tower on Busch Mountain, located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in an effort to continue its network expansion. However, as this particular area is one of America’s prime vacation destinations, many residents are concerned about the impact such a giant cell tower could have on the economy and tourism industry. According to one concerned resident, “If tourists know that in Eureka Springs West there is a 260-foot tower, they might choose to go somewhere else.”
If the cell tower does win approval, it is highly important that the property owner seeks counsel prior to signing any agreement with the telecom company. Vertical Consultants has worked with all types of property owners, including municipalities, 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.