To all cellular communication providers:

We, the undersigned residents of Shandaken, New York, nearby communities, visitors, and travelers appeal to your company to provide cellular phone service to the Shandaken area. A "user friendly" telecommunications law is in place, ready for a population of potential cellular phone subscribers that could provide a steady revenue stream. Additionally, a privately- owned cellular phone tower located on Route 42 above Glenbrook Park, is up and awaiting placement of antennas; start-up costs there would be minimal. Furthermore, cellular service is available in adjacent towns which leaves a huge gap in continuous service that is important to the cellular phone subscribers. To residents in this still remote area, the cellular phone is an increasingly essential prerequisite of life: in the case of medical distress or emergency; in case of accident on the roads or in homes; for recreational security in cases where hikers, fishermen, skiers, or others may be lost or injured. Moreover, for adults across our communities, the cellular phone is increasingly the phone of choice, were service available, for the convenience and immediacy it offers, while to the rising generation, it is seen as everyday technology. Providing cellular phone service to our area could contribute both to your company's bottom line and to its reputation as a good neighbor in our community. Therefore, as we believe your investment in Shandaken will be rewarding to your company as well as to the people of our community, we urge you to consider such an investment.


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