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Mixed Signals For Cell Tower In Sussex County


BETHANY BEACH, Del.-Without the 60 ft. cell tower AT&T has put up in Bethany Beach, Vanessa Ingram wouldn't be able to use her cell phone.

"The reception is phenomenal, I can remember before we got the tower we had no reception at all and I have a cell phone so I need the reception," she said.

But others are still having spotty reception in the area.

"Actually I just used my phone here and it was starting to break up so I guess they do need it," Kevin Brennan said.

The fate of a permanent 100 ft cell tower has been in the Delaware court system for several years and a recent civil suit filed by Sussex County is asking the temporary tower to be taken down. And that's fine by Valerie Meyers.

"While cell towers are needed, I think they're an eyesore, they kind of ruin the look of things," she said.

Meyers loves visiting Bethany Beach and she thinks the towers should be disguised.

"I have seen cell towers that they try to masquerade and they put branches on them and that might be acceptable but just a big ugly cell tower wouldn't be nice here," Meyers said.

But Kevin Brennan says opponents need to see the bigger picture.

"They don't mind if they're in someone else's backyard but if it's in theirs then it's a problem. If they wanna take them all down, all over the country, then that's fine," he said.

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