Residents fight cell towers

Aug 15, 2012 -- 10:59am


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A battle is under way in Alaska over new wireless communications towers. The towers are being put up as communication company Verizon Wireless moves into Alaska and other cellphone companies upgrade their equipment. The Anchorage Daily News says the increase in cell towers is leading to conflicts with residents in some areas who don't want the towers near their homes. Residents in east Anchorage are banding together to oppose a proposal to build a 100-foot tower in that part of the city. The city Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday rejected the tower site after deciding it didn't fit in with the College Village neighborhood. Residents in the Turnagain area of Anchorage and in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough also are fighting towers near their neighborhoods.


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