Get ready for 500 new 30-foot-tall cell poles around Denver’s neighborhoods

Poles are being installed in the public right of way that’s
owned by the city but maintained by residents
by Andrew Kenney, the Denver Post (October 7, 2019)

Corey Wadley dropped his service with Verizon a decade ago because of the company’s lackluster coverage in north Denver, he said. That may be changing — and he hates it.

A City Pole is up, in ...

RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post

A recently installed, 30-foot-tall cellular pole is seen in Denver’s Berkeley neighborhood on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

Wadley recently discovered that Verizon’s newest cellular transmitter would be right outside his door.

“I went out to walk my dog and saw a truck and a Bobcat (excavator) right next to the house,” Wadley said. “I immediately got on the phone to everyone I could talk to.”

They were building a “small site” cell pole on the narrow stretch of grass between the sidewalk and the road, the public right of way that the city owns but residents maintain. It’s one of about 500 poles that could appear across the city in the near future. Now Wadley is the latest convert in a growing army of irritated residents in Denver and countless other cities.

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