Hi, I'm looking for some insight on the proximity of a cell tower related to the signal. I live in Southern Saratoga County in New York and there is a cell tower being proposed on the property next to my own. In order for Verizon/Cellco to build the tower here, the zoning must be changed from R-1 (residential) to commercial. There are several surrounding neighbors who would prefer that the tower not be built in the middle of our beautiful neighborhood (where there are no other commercial parcels). The only argument we have are against the zoning change, and the fact that it will decrease our property values, and open the door for further commercial development in the future, ...not to mention having an ugly tower a few hundred feet away from our backyards. Many of us would like to preserve what little open land we have left in this area of our town. There are other options available that could effectively solve the gaps in coverage. I am aware that there are other factors such as obstructions, topography, etc, but there are most certainly other existing commercial options that could be pursued, rather than changing the zoning in our backyards. I created this post because I would like some information regarding the distance of the tower related to our cell service. I know that many of us use cell phones as our primary line of communication now. I'm wondering if having the tower this close to us is going to benefit the ones who have to put up with having it there in the first place? I've heard that since we would be so close to the tower, the signal will not benefit us, and essentially "fly" over us. to reach the majority. Does anyone have an knowledge of this? I would appreciate any input!! Thank you!