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Bay Area Residents Want More Wireless Towers by Alan Hearty

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A 2014 Bay Area Council Poll found overwhelming support among residents for installation of new antennae, cell towers and fiber optic cables in their city.  According to over 1,000 residents surveyed, a whopping 74 percent say it’s time to upgrade and modernize communications systems to ensure faster mobile and Internet services. Such widespread support isn’t surprising — a majority of residents rely on their smartphones for everyday tasks and 42 percent have ditched their landlines.  These survey results have been released at a pivotal time, as local government officials are currently developing policies regarding communication network upgrades and competition in the mobile marketplace is rising with the entrance of new technology companies.

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