The Tahlequah Planning Board has passed proposals for two new cell towers to be constructed at different locations, a funeral home and a school bus barn, within the town. If the city council approves the deal, AT&T will begin construction of the towers in order to improve wireless services for customers in the area. According to Tahlequah Daily Press, “The purpose of the additional towers is to accommodate the cellular traffic around the hospitals, and at Tahlequah Public Schools and Northeastern State University. Craig Cromley, area manager of external affairs for AT&T Oklahoma, said Tahlequah can use an enhancement of its cellular coverage.”

If the proposals receive final approval, 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.