Is there really going to be a cell tower in Ridgebury?
YES, yes there is. The conversation, frustration, and wait are over. A cell tower is finally going up in Ridgebury. Construction is underway, and the tower is projected to be up and ready for texting, talking, and tweeting between August 1 and August 15, says site development manager Ray Vergati of Homeland Towers, based in Danbury. Insite Towers owns the property—once a vacant lot it purchased from Wilton Bank (which itself has been sold). The tower is going to be 150 feet tall and located at the intersection of Aspen Ledges Road and Old Stagecoach Road (320 Old Stagecoach Road is the official address).
What will the service be? As of now, AT&T is the first carrier to install a signal on the tower, however there is space available for other common carriers, says Vergati.
One of the primary reasons for installing this tower is public safety. Service at Ridgefield High School and the surrounding area is spotty, to say the least. Fire Chief Kevin Tappe says that the firehouse on Old Stagecoach cannot access cell phones, and that high-school athletic coaches use walkie-talkies during emergencies. The plan calls for the police department, fire department, and EMS to install public safety equipment on this tower to improve coverage. So not only will we be safe, we can finally text in real time.