Verizon Wireless has begun constructing a new cell tower about a mile outside of Milan.
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(Milan, Ind.) - Verizon Wireless says it will expand its cell phone coverage area to include a portion of eastern Ripley County which has long been a dead zone.
A Verizon spokesperson tells Eagle 99.3 a new cell tower is going up in Elrod that will cover that town as well as Milan.
“I cannot confirm a completion date; however, we anticipate it being turned up before the end of the summer,” said Michelle Gilbert, Verizon’s public relations manager for the Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region.
The tower is currently under construction near the intersection of County Road 625 East and County Road 200 North, about a mile southwest of Milan.
Verizon was given approval of a variance to build the tower by county officials in 2009.
In 2010, Gilbert said Verizon would likely allow other carrier like AT&T to rent space on their tower.