A 60 ft wireless telecommunications monopole is proposed for a site on the Furnace Creek Ranch, which is resort property owned by Xanterra Resorts and is located in Death Valley immediately off State Highway 190, northwest of the intersection of State Highway 190 and Bad Water Road (APN 041-280-02; 486 Greenland Road, Furnace Creek). The monopole is proposed in order to provide wireless phone service to the area surrounding Furnace Creek Ranch. The only existing wireless coverage in Death Valley area is a solar-only analog - rather than digital - signal on Roger's Peak, the technology for which is largely obsolete. The monopole is a small "Lite Site"-type pole: the pole consists of modular/pre-engineered construction, uses an above-ground foundation with an approximate 10' X 10' footprint (Note: the site will be 20' X 20' when fencing is included), and can be disassembled and reused. The pole, however, can support use from only one carrier (i.e., no co-location, or multiple users, is possible). Commnet of Nevada will operate as a wholesale service provider, providing "roaming" cellular phone service for clients of all the major U.S. cellular carriers and over 130 international carriers.
Other ActionUse PermitOther Action: telecomm. plan
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