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Work has been suspended on a cellphone tower at Copper Ridge School while the Scottsdale Unified School District addresses health concerns raised by parents.

 

The governing board approved a contract with Sprint Nextel last June to allow cell towers at Copper Ridge School and Desert Mountain High School. Sprint will pay the district $1,200 a month.

Marv Wessel, CEO of Global RF Solutions, a firm that Sprint pays to conduct site studies, told parents that people are subjected to more energy from a hand-held cellphone than a cell tower. But several parents pointed out that their young children do not carry cellphones.

 

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/04/09/20120409scottsdale-parents-upset-about-cellphone-tower-school-brk.html

 

Too bad - seems like Arizona needs a lot of help in terms of increased capacity.

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It's not always overprotective parents. Sometimes it's the aesthetics crowd. There was a 4 year battle in my neighborhood when a tower company wanted to build a tower in my neighborhood. They offered the community association about $1,500 a month in lease fees to use community land. The residents of my neighborhood fought it because it would be an eyesore. A year later the same tower company came back and proposed to use land on the elementary school in my neighborhood. Since the elementary school belongs to the county the lease money would go to the county instead of the neighborhood. The community was still up in arms. And this time I do believe "health" issues were brought up since it was on school land. They convinced the county board of supervisors to vote down the proposal. Eventually a different tower company found a lot behind the community and was given approval. Sadly, it was not a sprint tower. I believe AT&T was the ultimate user for the new tower.

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It's just sad because since you can't prove a negative people just fight against it.

 

The new mentality is "well I have cell coverage now, therefore there is no benefit but added risk".

 

So they just shoot it down.

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Sounds like the same story I heard around here. The neighborhood was going to get money for the tower but all the snobby HOA people shot it down. I hate HOAs with a passion :) So the tower company found another piece of land right next to the neighborhood and paid the farmer instead. Now they have no money from the tower that is still overlooking the neighborhood. HA!

 

They could come put one up in my backyard. It might take up my almost my entire backyard but oh well, less grass to cut plus the income would be nice. :)

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I live next to a cell site, and have yet to notice one affect of it. And my site is 270' tall. But my neighborhood fought it too. NIMBY-assed people.

 

Ironically, the people who fight the hardest typically have smartphones. They seem to be pissed at their carriers about coverage, but want the tower somewhere else. To be a nuisance to a different set of NIMBYs.

 

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I live next to a cell site, and have yet to notice one affect of it. And my site is 270' tall. But my neighborhood fought it too. NIMBY-assed people.

 

Ironically, the people who fight the hardest typically have smartphones. They seem to be pissed at their carriers about coverage, but want the tower somewhere else. To be a nuisance to a different set of NIMBYs.

 

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Yep, and it's the same thing with roads. "I want better infrastructure...........but just don't put anything around here"

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This is the world we live in....over protective parents that know very little about technology and its effects...

 

 

 

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Children get more radiation from computers than they would a cell tower. What a bunch of morons. They won't even ban computers either.

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I live next to a cell site, and have yet to notice one affect of it. And my site is 270' tall. But my neighborhood fought it too. NIMBY-assed people.

 

Ironically, the people who fight the hardest typically have smartphones. They seem to be pissed at their carriers about coverage, but want the tower somewhere else. To be a nuisance to a different set of NIMBYs.

 

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The worst is San Francisco. People complain all the time about slow data speeds in San Fran but try to build a tower and you get people wearing tin hats protesting.

 

Remember, San Fran wanted to make cellphone manufacturers post SAR readings when you bought a phone - strange.

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The worst is San Francisco. People complain all the time about slow data speeds in San Fran but try to build a tower and you get people wearing tin hats protesting.

 

Remember, San Fran wanted to make cellphone manufacturers post SAR readings when you bought a phone - strange.

 

San Fran is psychoville to me. They complain about everything, and don't deserve anything as a result.

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And threads like this are why like this forum.

 

I do find it odd though, people hating towers so much, simply because when they were building towers in my home town people just said things like "Yeah! now I don't have to stand on my pickup truck to make a call." No really, you had to stand in the truck bed or on something of equivalent height. Did I mention I was from the country?

 

This was more than five years ago mind you.

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And threads like this are why like this forum.

 

I do find it odd though, people hating towers so much, simply because when they were building towers in my home town people just said things like "Yeah! now I don't have to stand on my pickup truck to make a call." No really, you had to stand in the truck bed or on something of equivalent height. Did I mention I was from the country?

 

This was more than five years ago mind you.

 

I live in the country too. Our major streets are 1 mile apart and a block is anywhere from a 1/2 mile to a mile long, and everyone on the street lives on about an acre of land. It's such bliss to be in a small town. I have to stand out back at my house to get a good signal, and even then, sometimes that isn't there either, lol.

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Ill let them have a discount if I get unlimited access to whatever backhaul they use. Unlimited access to fiber...

 

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My cousing has some land and sprint where i live gets a pretty weak signal. wonder if he called them up and was like HEEY wanna put a tower on mah land? ill give you a discount!

 

Wonder if it would work

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