How does this
affect me?

This affects you if you rely on cell phones and other wireless devices to connect with your family, friends, or work. It affects you if you use your cell phone during emergencies or just to look up directions or local businesses. This is your opportunity to get better wireless service for you and your neighbors.

All  residents benefit from improved Verizon Wireless service, even non-Verizon Wireless customers. First, the cellular network will relieve congestion on the Verizon Wireless network serving Lake Sawyer and the surrounding area by providing additional coverage and capacity to address demands for service. The added capacity improves Verizon Wireless’s network by off-loading calls and data demands from existing facilities. Second, these enhancements will improve network service for local first responders. Finally, should another wireless carrier’s network fail, the Verizon Wireless network is available to all users for emergency calls and text messages.

At home, the Verizon Wireless network is leveraged for more than staying connected with friends and family or entertainment online. The network supports home security monitoring, connectivity for home health monitoring devices or even tracking a lost pet.

90% of US households use wireless service. With this increase in demand from users at home and those who work from home comes the need for more facilities to meet the customer needs. Citizens need access to 911 and reverse 911 services and wireless may be their only connection. (CTIA, June 2015)

Improved Service

Since the launch of the smartphone more than 10 years ago, Verizon Wireless has been introducing new technologies to meet service capacity demands. Today, reliable service and in-building coverage are essential to the everyday lives of Lake Sawyer area residents, commuters and workers. Over the past year, the demand for Verizon Wireless voice and data services has nearly doubled, and network enhancements are required to keep up with this ever‐increasing demand. Maintaining a highly reliable, high-speed, high-capacity network is also critical to emergency communications. residents, commuters and workers depend on the reliability of the Verizon Wireless network, especially to communicate with emergency professionals during times of crisis – including police, fire, ambulance and hospital calls.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are wireless facilities safe? 

The Federal Communications Commission, in consultation with multiple federal agencies, sets federal government safety standards regarding wireless facilities. Those standards have wide safety margins and are designed to protect everyone, including children, and were established after close examination of research that scientists in the US and around the world conducted for decades. The research continues to this day, and agencies continue to monitor it.

Scientists have studied potential health effects of RF emissions from cell phones for decades. Based on all the research, federal agencies have concluded that equipment that complies with the safety standards poses no known health risks. And advisers to the World Health Organization have specifically concluded that the same goes for 5G equipment. In fact, the RF safety standards adopted by the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are even more conservative than the levels adopted by some international standards bodies.


FCC:  The FCC provides information about the safety of RF emissions from cellular base stations on its website at:

FDA: The Food and Drug Administration’s Cell phone website

EPA: The Environmental Protection Agency’s overview of cell phone safety: Cell phone safety

CTIA:  Information by CTIA on protecting health and safety.

CNET:  FCC says there’s no evidence 5G is a health risk.

New York Times:  The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t