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New Cell Tower Erected in Williamstown
Staff Reports,
02:28AM / Tuesday, November 02, 2021
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The new cell tower in South Williamstown as seen from Woodcock Road.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Four months after getting the green light from the Zoning Board of Appeals, a new wireless communications tower is ready to accept antennae.
 
Evolution Site Services of Pittsfield this week announced that construction is completed on a new 153-foot cell tower in South Williamstown on the Phelps family's farm.
 
It was the third different proposal for a cell tower in that area over the last decade, including one proposal to place one on the property of the nearby Mount Greylock Regional School.
 
"Although it has been a long time in the making, I am happy that this project finally came together," said Christopher Ciolfi, a principal at Evolution. "I look forward to AT&T getting their site on line."
 
AT&T was identified by Evolution as the primary carrier on the new tower, which was modified in height and design as part of the special permitting process with the ZBA.
 
The application to the town for a special permit emphasized AT&T's FirstNet public safety program, which allows first responders to commandeer communications systems in the event of an emergency.
 
In accordance with the town's bylaw on wireless tower, the new lattice-style tower was built tall enough to accommodate up to three "co-locators" along with AT&T.
 
"We have been in discussions with other potential co-locators, but at this point do not have any other contracts signed, other than AT&T," Ciolfi said Monday in an email replying to a question.
 
Ciolfi said AT&T will be installing its equipment on the tower in the next several weeks. Once it is operational, AT&T customers in the area will be able to take advantage of signal improvements
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