Milestone Breaks Ground on First Florida Wireless Site
February 17, 2017
Milestone held a groundbreaking ceremony with Charlotte County Public Schools at their Lemon Bay High School campus. This marks the construction of the company’s first wireless cell tower in Florida. The School Board of Charlotte County was present for the ceremony, along with Jerry Olivo, Assistant Superintendent for District Support Services, Bob Bedford, Lemon Bay High School’s Principal, and Jennifer Bond, Director of Business Development for Milestone Communications.
The groundbreaking was followed by the presentation of a $25,000 check to The School Board of Charlotte County, a one-time site fee from Milestone as part of their agreement. In addition to the one-time fee, The School Board will also receive 40% of all gross revenue generated from carriers locating on the cell tower.
The 120’ monopole was designed to house up to five carriers, with Verizon being the lead carrier. Milestone’s marketing agreement with The School Board marks its first marketing venture into Florida, after developing wireless solutions for school, government, and utility landowners in the Mid-Atlantic region for the past 15 years.