Cell phone towers are everywhere. Have you ever seen a really large flag pole? Or a tree that seems to be a lot taller than the surrounding ones. Chances are you are looking at a cell phone tower. There are roughly 21 cell phone sites for every McDonalds in the United States and if you’ve ever had a dropped call, you will agree when I say we do not have enough. The problem is cell phone towers are ugly. If you’ve ever seen one in the wild, you know what I’m talking about.
I was happy when Stealth Concealment reached out to me to talk about their company and how they work to conceal cell phone towers. As a new homeowner, I’m concerned about what’s happening visually outside of home — I like sitting on my front porch and watching the grass grow. As a social media marketer, I am also concerned about my mobile phone service and being connected. While I’m not part of the 91% who feel cell phone service is more important than coffee (Who are you people?), I am one of the 7 out of 10 homeowners (albeit a brand new one) who are concerned about the appearance of cell phone towers.
Since I live in an area that looks like Norman Rockwell drew it for the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, making sure a new cell phone tower is camouflaged is very important to me as I don’t want our small community to lose its charm. We would either have to lobby for the cell phone service providers to conceal the towers with something as equally charming, or talk to our community leaders to make sure the tower didn’t detract from our picturesque beauty.
When I go home to visit in Western, North Carolina, mobile service is poor. I always know when a new cell phone tower has been installed based on how far up I have service when driving north on the rural two lane highway. Many cell towers used to stand out in the open, but now they are so well disguised I can’t pick them out.
Knowing what happened to our beautiful mountains before ridge laws were put into effect, hiding cell phone towers is very important to me. I want it to blend into the landscape and not be an eyesore that takes away from my beautiful state. I’ll just have to remember that we’re not the land of redwoods when I see an abnormally tall longleaf pine.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. I also love broccoli without cheese and with. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.