On the Foothills Forum Survey, cell coverage came in as the No. 2 issue of concern for Rappahannock. Some 1,037, or 79.6 percent of respondents, weighed in on the topic.
38 percent don’t have access to cell coverage at home. Of those, nine in 10 say coverage is not available to them.
One third rated their coverage “poor.”
What follows is a recap of recent coverage and related links.
Letter to the Editor: Lack of cell service hurts local businesses.
January 12, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Move to Warrenton or Culpeper if business relies on cell phones.
December 24, 2015
AT&T and T-Mobile Look to expand coverage in the county.
December 10, 2015
Planning Commission approve T-Mobile’s additional antenna to existing cell tower.
November 25, 2015
Supervisors won’t lease space for cell tower without a commitment from a cell carrier.
July 9, 2015
Supervisors consider leasing to cell tower company after January rejection.
June 4, 2015
School Board declines cell tower lease in 3-2 vote.
January 15, 2015
Freedom of Information Act request to School Board over cell tower.
January 8, 2015
Letter to the Editor: School cell tower concern.
January 8, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Cell tower too close to school.
December 18, 2014
School Board meeting, 9 speak again cell tower.
December 11, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Cell phones necessary as lifelines.
December 4, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Increase cell coverage but not near the school.
October 2, 2014
Letter to the Editor: School is appalling location for a cell tower.
August 28, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Increase cell coverage in county.
July 24, 2014
School Board hears from company that wants to build, lease cell tower at high school.
July 17, 2014
School Board offered deal from cell tower company.
July 10, 2014
Supervisors, permission for AT&T to extend two existing Sprint towers in Amissville & Ben Venue.
April 7, 2011
Supervisors vote 4-1 for AT&T to construct cell tower behind high school.
March 10, 2011
Planners approve last two AT&T cell projects, 4-1.
February 16, 2011
Planner say yes to first AT&T cell tower.
December 16, 2010