By Melissa Fittro | Paradise Valley Independent
The State of Arizona earlier this year made it easier for wireless carriers to construct and install cell-phone towers in cities and towns throughout the state, but at least in the Town of Paradise Valley that structure will have to meet certain design standards.
Local officials voted unanimously Aug. 8 to set forth specific review and design criteria for those looking to build cell-phone towers within the town’s boundaries.
Following the approval of HB 2365, signed by Gov. Doug Ducey on March 31, wireless carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are now allowed to install, operate and maintain small-cell equipment within city and town rights-of-way.