Two Communications Towers In The Works South Of Century

June 24, 2018

Two new Southern Linc wireless communications towers are in the works on or near Highway 29 south of Century.

Last week, the Escambia County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use request for a 320-foot high tower at 321 Thompson Road. The structure will be located on about a quarter of an acre section of a 39.4 acre parcel that is currently zoned for agricultural use.

In addition to providing coverage for Southern Linc customers, space will be available on the tower for other carriers, according to county documents.

This week, the Escambia County Development Review Committee will consider a proposal for a 350-foot high tower at 2401 South Century Boulevard, south of the Bogia Road intersection.  It will occupy about a third of an acre on a 252 acre parcel that is zoned for agricultural use.

Before the towers can be constructed, the proposals must be approved by additional county agencies, the FCC and the FAA.

Pictured: The yellow “X” marks the approximate spot of a potential new 300-foot high communications tower. graphic.


5 Responses to “Two Communications Towers In The Works South Of Century”

  1. Ted on June 25th, 2018 5:27 am

    I thought the Link phones were a thing of the past, three company’s I worked for or know of had them and did away with them because of too many dead zones. I guess phone company’s don’t do very good in those area’s either! according to comments. just the thing for small areas with poor phone reception I guess. come to think of it , I haven’t even heard of that familiar beeping in public in ages.

  2. EMD on June 25th, 2018 12:51 am

    Enon/ Bay Springs area is a dead zone

  3. anne 1of2 on June 24th, 2018 10:33 am

    Attention baby pilots, this might matter to you in a high wind. These announcements really matter.

  4. Well on June 24th, 2018 10:09 am

    Maybe Verizon can lease some space or build a tower in the Century area. Their service stinks in and around Century out 4A and Hwy 168 area.

  5. Sam on June 24th, 2018 8:29 am

    Need better service in century. Weak signal. Constant buffering.

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