Stealth Cell Towers

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Ten Unusual Cell Tower Sites

Thanks to local ordinances, a new game for long road trips could be “find the cell tower.” See if you can pick these out

By Joseph Pisani

Wireless carriers are in a heap of tower trouble. On one hand, they serve fickle customers who will switch providers at the first sign of spotty cellular coverage. On the other, those same subscribers grouse about the unsightly towers and other gear needed to ensure calls don’t get dropped or interrupted.

Making matters worse, municipalities are passing ordinances that place strict limits on tower placement. So providers are coming up with increasingly creative and unusual ways to camouflage antennas. They’ve long adorned towers with bogus bark and leaves. But now they’re getting stealthier than ever.

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