​University Update on Cell Tower Site

The University of the South continues to partner with Vogue Towers and Verizon Wireless to improve cellular coverage and connectivity in our area. On Sept. 9, the University and Vogue will present to Sewanee’s Community Council an alternative site for a cell tower. The site proposed would be for a self-supporting tower near the water tower off of Breakfield Road. The presentation will clarify the regulatory and community processes prior to construction, outlining opportunities for the community to comment. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. and will be the first opportunity to learn more.

The University has asked Vogue and Verizon to provide evidence as to the location and height requirements to provide adequate cellular service to our community, in advance of a formal lease agreement and prior to proceeding with regulatory requirements. Information will include propagation maps, visualizations of the structure, and landscape plans. A balloon demonstration will also be discussed and scheduled at the site if deemed beneficial.