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High school cell towers get city OK

Written March 8th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Verizon Wireless customers in the neighborhoods around South and West Albany high schools can look forward to improved cell phone service now that the city planning staff has approved plans for new towers.


Cell antennas planned at high schools

Written January 8th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The Verizon wireless company has been negotiating for the right to replace two light poles at the athletic fields of South and West Albany high schools with slightly taller masts that would hold cell phone antennas in addition to the lights. No objections have been filed at West, but three residents near South submitted comments […]


Cell reception better now?

Written June 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

By the time I got around to the impending completion of Verizon’s new cell tower off Albany’s 53rd Avenue on Monday, the structure was already up, as is readily apparent in this image taken Tuesday.


S. Albany getting better cell coverage

Written June 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Verizon’s cell phone customers in part of South Albany have had to wait a while for better reception, but if the wait is not already over, it should be over soon. When I looked a couple of weeks ago, construction was well along on the base of what was planned as a 120-foot transmission tower […]


Verizon customers skip hearing

Written August 28th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If Verizon customers around southwest Albany want better reception, as some say they do, they should have shown up at Wednesday’s public hearing before the city council and supported the company’s application to to build a 120-foot cell tower near Pacific Boulevard and 53rd Avenue. But they didn’t.


Cell tower: How tall is too tall?

Written August 22nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Verizon wants to build a cell tower in southwest Albany, and it needs a conditional use permit to do so. The city planning commission has turned the company down, and the company appealed. Now it’s up to the city council, which will hold a public hearing when it meets at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. […]


Bundled and cut off

Written September 6th, 2013 by

Maybe bundling is not such a good idea when it comes to telecommunications and entertainment. The thought might have occurred to people in the Albany area on Thursday. That’s when Comcast customers who had bundled their services lost not just cable TV and the Internet but phone service too. Comcast blamed the problem, which lasted […]

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