Hey guys, It's been awhile since my last post on here. Since I first joined WA, you probably have seen me complaining about the lack of Alltel CDMA (now Verizon) service in Rogers City. Since then, I've had AT&T which provided signal in the city, although it was slow EDGE. This past year I've switched to Verizon to use their faster 3G network. Upon signing the contract I knew that they didn't provide great service in the city, but was told afterword there was plans for a 195 foot monopole cell tower. I was ecstatic. I would actually be able to make a call while in the city. I found the proposed cell site & it had stakes marking the perimeter & even had the backhaul ran to it. I was told summer 2011 it would be active. I would drive by the location once a week to see if any progress was made, but it was all a waste....they performed soil tests & apparently they came back "contaminated." So the whole thing is now dead. This has been in the works since 2007 and it came SO close to actually happening. Now they have to start at square one. Find a suitable location, go through the regulatory process, & perform tests. And years of waiting. Again. I don't blame Verizon for not wanting to build the tower on contaminated soil. I am just really bummed that this whole project is now nothing. I was really excited to see Verizon finally fill in the huge coverage gap. I'm going to throw a big party once they have a cell tower in the city.