The Lower Gwynedd Board of Supervisors (BOS) heard loud and clear residents’ complaints about the lack of cell service in much of the Township. As a local government, Lower Gwynedd does not have the authority to mandate cell coverage by telecommunications companies, but as a property owner, the Township might be able to be part of the solution. Rise Up Towers identified two Township properties that would be viable locations for cell towers to address the gap in cell service. The BOS held a on July 11th at 7pm to discuss cell service in Lower Gwynedd Township. The meeting was well attended.
At the July 11th meeting a presentation about the proposed cell towers and the expected improvement in cell service was given. Then the public and the BOS were given the opportunity to ask questions of Rise Up Towers. This meeting is the beginning of the process. The Township is still gathering information about the proposed cell towers and locations. No decisions were made at this meeting by the BOS.
A few residents raised concerns about cell towers and the impacts these towers have on people's health based on their proximity to the towers. Below are helpful links that provide information on this subject.
- American Cancer Society: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/risk-prevention/radiation-exposure/cellular-phone-towers.html
- FCC: https://www.fcc.gov/engineering-technology/electromagnetic-compatibility-division/radio-frequency-safety/faq/rf-safety#Q15