Last week, the Albemarle Supervisors took up the topic of changes to its wireless tower policies.  Amid a growing number of requests from mobile phone companies for new antennas, coupled with customer demands for higher-bandwidth connections, Albemarle will assess the state of its regulatory process and the impact of wireless towers on the community’s character.

Since 2004, the Supervisors were told that 76 so-called Tier II and Tier III towers had been reviewed.  Of those, 2 requests were denied.

Examples of Albemarle’s current restrictions on the appearance of a tower include:

So, what do you think? Do you support Albemarle’s efforts to limit the visual impact of cell towers?