Cell service is on the way for people traveling the Summit Lake area following a vote in favor of leasing land to a company looking to build a communications tower.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed legislation Tuesday that will allow Vertical Bridge Development, LLC to construct a communications tower on a 2,187-square-foot piece of borough land off the Seward Highway, near Tenderfoot Lane and Colorado Creek.
The tower will be the latest communications tower to go up in the borough.
The assembly last year allocated between $1.2 and $2 million in CARES Act money for the purpose of improving public access to the internet through tower site development and infrastructure.
In all, six towers were erected across the borough through agreements between the borough and SPITwSPOTS, Inc., an Alaska-based internet service provider out of Homer, with the last tower being completed earlier this year.
Tuesday’s assembly meeting can be viewed at kpb.legistar.com.
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