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Verizon cell tower gets green light from Danville commission

Original post made on Sep 25, 2015

Verizon Wireless has received the go-ahead to build a new cell tower designed as an imitation tree off Lawrence Road in Danville.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 24, 2015, 8:50 PM

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Posted by Yue Chen
a resident of Danville
on Sep 25, 2015 at 9:58 am

Verizon stated that the town of Danville is an important customer. Yet, a year after the initiation of the project, Verizon still propose the exact same plan, which will not be able to serve the area in the long term.

The world we live in today is the world of blooming technologies. The newer and better, and less intrusive technology does exist. Just because the focus of Verizon is not on Wifi, it should not limit the town of Danville to receive the greater and newer service, which will result happier and satisfied residents.

I know the project is approved, but I truly feel that our city deserve better, a better technology to serve the town departments, and our residents.

Many buses has wifi hot spots on them, why can't our city vehicles? Please read the following article to learn about wifi, and how other carriers focus on customers' needs, and reduce customers' cost rather than just focusing on making the profits. Wifi and some newer technology will replace cell tower in the very near future.

Web Link

Cell tower technology has been around for some time, and it is at its last stretch before it gets replaced. Verizon is focusing on the cell towers because it had spend billions of dollars on it, and the ship may be too big to turn. However, the town of Danville should not settle for such 2nd class technology just because we are a loyal customer of Verizon. Verizon should not make Danville and its residents to pay for its huge bills. Even though there may not be other carriers approach us for other solutions yet, the town of Danville needless to settle on the cell tower technology, which they know will not stay for long.

The trade off between this 2nd class technology and the possibilities of damaging the health of our residents and our future residents is none comparable. As we are patiently waiting for the scientists to find out the impacts, we are letting ourselves living in the unknowns not for a top notch technology, but for a 2nd class technology. Just like a doctor prescribe a medicine to a pregnant woman to take daily, and also states that it is good for you but it has one millionth chances to have a defective baby. Would you still take it? After this project is approved, there will be other cell towers proposed in Danville and San Ramon. Living in the backyard of Silicon Valley, are we really going forward with the cell towers, which have been replaced in some of the developing countries?

The technology should be used to benefit our residents, which I believe this has been the original idea of improving 911 calls and other services provided by the city departments. Our people will be very disappointed to see the town of Danville settle with the implementation of an older technology because it was blind folded by the carrier.

Posted by yue chen
a resident of Danville
on Sep 25, 2015 at 10:15 am

Future Smartphones Won’t Need Cell Towers to Connect

Web Link

Posted by Mimi
a resident of Danville
on Sep 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm

This is the second or third mention of a Verizon text message campaign that I've seen. I have four Verizon phones in my household nearby and not one of us got a text inquiring if we support an additional tower. Maybe they missed more than Lawrence Rd....

Posted by dmom
a resident of Danville
on Sep 28, 2015 at 7:56 am

Lawrence Road is not the place to install a Verizon tower. The road is surrounded by hills on both sides and is a canyon. That is why the tower has to be 60 feet tall. Towers belong on hillsides where they can provide good reception to a larger area. I also think its a shame that now the city is allowing towers to be built right in the middle of neighborhoods, next door to homes and schools. What happen to protecting our rural environments?

Posted by miSFit
a resident of Diablo
on Sep 28, 2015 at 1:54 pm

...but then Ms Breton doesn't make thousands of dollars every month from Verizon by leasing her property for the cell tower! Culture of Care?!? Where? Just pure greed. What a shameful neighbor.

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