UNICEL ADDS CELL SITES IN WAITSFIELD AND ACROSS VERMONTWaitsfield, Vt.; Oct. 3, 2008 – Unicel has added five new cell sites in the past few months, bringing the total number of Unicel cell sites in Vermont to 126. The wireless services company plans to add as many as 12 more cell sites this year, providing Vermont residents, business people and travelers with the benefits of its advanced network.Unicel announced its most recent cell sites today with Gov. Douglas at the Waitsfield Inn, the historic home to one of Unicel’s latest cell sites.Working closely with innkeepers Mike and Ronda Kelley as well as a consultant to the Vermont Department of Historic Preservation, Unicel’s latest cell site is virtually invisible. The antennae used for the cell site is completely enclosed in a false chimney attached to the main building, and the rest of the technology is housed in an additional building that perfectly matches the look and feel of the traditional New England inn that has anchored Route 100 since 1825.”Unicel is committed to bringing the most advanced wireless technology to rural areas of Vermont,” said Tom McLaughlin, director for Unicel. “Our new cell site in Waitsfield is a perfect example of Unicel’s priorities, serving the wireless needs of Vermont residents, visitors and businesses.”According to innkeeper Mike Kelley, the new cell site has made a huge difference in the Valley.”As a business owner, it was a real challenge for us to not have cell service for our clients coming here from more urban areas,” said Kelley. “Our guests come here for skiing, for weddings, and for foliage, and they expect to be able to get away and also to stay in touch, but like most B&Bs we don’t have phones in the rooms.””Unicel’s initiative has a lot of support in the Valley, and we’re thrilled to have the boost in wireless coverage in time for foliage season,” added Kelley.Governor Jim Douglas was at the Waitsfield Inn to recognize the importance of continuing to build out Vermont’s wireless infrastructure.”Unicel realizes that Vermont is a great place to invest and to do business, and we’re grateful to the company for continuing its commitment to increase wireless coverage across our beautiful rural state,” said Gov. Douglas.In addition to the new cell site at the Waitsfield Inn, Unicel has turned up cell sites in four other locations across Vermont in the past few months:* Burke* Lincoln* Lyndon* VernonUnicel plans to add as many as 12 more cell sites in Vermont this year.Unicel and Verizon Wireless completed a deal in August for Verizon Wireless to acquire Unicel’s 15-state wireless network, but federal regulators required that certain sections of the company – including all of Vermont – be sold to another wireless carrier for competitive reasons. Until a deal for Verizon to divest itself of Unicel’s Vermont assets is approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, Unicel is being run through a management trust in Vermont. Unicel’s operations in Vermont are headed by Tom McLaughlin, who has been with the company and its predecessors since it turned on its first cell site in the Green Mountain State in 1990.
Hundreds of families across Inishowen have received incorrect letters saying their are in arrears of up to €200 for the household charge.Cllr Ciaran McLaughlinThe housholders received the letters even though many of them have paid the charge.Buncrana Cllr Ciaran Mc Laughlin has slammed Revenue for what he described as “another widespread billing error.” Cllr McLaughlin said “This isn’t the first time that revenue have sent letters in error and I was contacted this week by lots of disgruntled families who have paid this unfair family tax and now are being asked to pay again. These mishaps need to be sorted out once and for all.“Fianna Fail Dreamt up this family home tax and Fine Gael/Labour have implemented this injustice with nothing in return for the paying public, only anxiety, worry and stress.”The Sinn Fein councillor added that council services have been severely cut with one third of staff let go over the last five years.He also added that his party are committed to scrapping the so called local property tax if in government and we have provided fully costed alternatives asking those who have more, to pay more.HUNDREDS OF INCORRECT HOUSEHOLD CHARGE DEMANDS SENT TO INISHOWEN RESIDENTS was last modified: April 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Ciaran McLaughlindonegalHOUSEHOLD CHARGEInishowenletters