AT&T plans to upgrade cell reception in Belle Terre Parkway/Royal Palms area
Palm Coast might get a new, 150-foot monopole telecommunications tower near Fire Station 23, on Belle Terre Parkway south of Royal Palms Parkway.
"This is good news for anybody who has AT&T and drives down Belle Terre, and it always gets cut off right at the fire station," City Manager Jim Landon said during an Aug. 14 City Council workshop.
"The two carriers, because we own the current tower, we will get 100% of the revenue from those two carriers, so our revenue stays the same," Landon said. "Any new carriers, then it would be the typical agreement we have where Diamond gets 60%, we get 40% of the revenue."
Because there would only be two new carriers, the city has offered to cut its initial lease of $25,000 for the land down to $12,500, Landon said. The initial lease term would be five years, with the option to extend it for nine five-year periods.
The new tower will allow for both 800 MHz and 900 MHz, Landon said.