City receives more money from AT&T antenna agreement
The City of Alpena has reached an agreement with AT&T to install more antennas on the US-23 north water tower.
The antennas are for cellphone service.
AT&T currently has three antennas on the tower and it will be putting up three more. There is currently not enough space on the tower to accommodate more antennas so AT&T has agreed to spend $20,000
on a ‘corral’ or hand railing. That corral will not only provide enough space for AT&T’s new antennas but will also be used by other cell, telecommunications or internet providers in the future.
AT&T has also agreed to double the monthly fee it pays the city for use of the tower to $2,100.
Any for-profit entity that wants to install an antenna on the corral in the future would have to pay AT&T a portion of the hand railing installation costs.