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Katy residents turn out to protest proposed cell tower

November 17, 2018

Grand Lakes residents turned out Saturday morning to protest a proposed cell tower being built adjacent to their neighborhood.

Sporting protest signs, a small but vocal group let the construction company — Vertical Bridge — know how they feel about the proposed tower.

“Cell tower up; Property values down”; “140ft tower = eyesore”; “Radiation is Dangerous”; and “T-Mobile keep our kids safe” were among the messages presented by protestors.

Vertical Bridge could not immediately be reached for comment.

On its website, Vertical Bridge says it “works with municipalities, carriers, and site acquisition resources across the country to build new towers in prime locations. We find the locations that resolve coverage gaps and capacity concerns and implement a fast and flexible solution for clients.”

Protest organizers claim that the “cell tower will be built right next to the Grand Lake neighborhood and the public backlash is intense. Nearly 400 households have signed the petition letter against this cell tower and more signatures will be collected on the coming weekend.”

rkent@hcnonline.com

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