Cell Phone Tower Possibility

I’m so excited! You know how we want to move to Virginia to live out in the country on my parents’ property, right? There are three major stumbling blocks in our way right now.

1 – Cost. It will cost approximately 200K to build there, including digging for septic and wall water. While that is a great price, we want to move there and not maintain the same lifestyle we’re leading now with both of us working full time.

2 – Internet and cell phone connectivity. Catawba, Virginia is pretty remote which means the closest cell towers are about 15-20 miles away. Since this is mountainous territory, the signals from the towers in neighboring Blacksburg and Roanoke don’t always provide enough signal strength.

3 – Connor doesn’t want to move.

Well, I just discovered something that might be an answer to the first two stumbling blocks. My family and I have talked about how to get a cell phone tower on their property, but none of us had any idea what to do to make that happen. Enter the Wireless Landlord Association. They are an advocacy group that can help us secure a lease with one of the big cell phone companies like AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. With their free promotional and marketing support, we’d be more attractive to the cell phone companies. Since we’re so uneducated about this whole venture, the Association could also be a great source of information to help us from start to finish.

I’m not sure they can provide much help where are third stumbling block is concerned, though. How do you convince a teenager that moving away from all of his friends is a great idea, anyway?

2 Responses to “Cell Phone Tower Possibility”

  1. corrin says:

    There was no convincing in my family. We were told we were moving, and that was that! :-)

  2. geeky says:

    Yeah, we moved when I was 13 and there was no convincing about it. My parents were moving and I had no choice but to move too! It was hard, but I eventually got over it :)