Cell Coverage

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


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