Verizon secures space on Maryland Public Television tower

By Dru Sefton

Maryland Public Television is getting a new tenant on its broadcast tower: Verizon. That makes four clients leasing space on MPT’s 480-foot tower, reports The Daily Times in Salisbury, Md. Others are the American Red Cross, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Salisbury Police Department.

“The wireless industry is expanding and people want this activity,” George Beneman, technology v.p. at MPT, told the newspaper. “You need to have the capacity to handle all those calls. Getting towers built in most areas of the United States is very difficult because most folks don’t want a tower in their neighborhood.” He declined to provide lease details.

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