Verizon facing loss of coverage in part of Washington, D.C. [telecom]

Verizon faces 'significant loss' of cell coverage in Capitol Riverfront without emergency action

By Michael Neibauer

Verizon Wireless faces a "significant loss" of cell coverage along the South Capitol Street corridor in the area of Nationals Park as the lease for its current antennae site - the Capitol Skyline Hotel at 10 I St. SW - is about to expire and will not be re-upped.

Verizon currently has 15 roof-mounted antennas on the top of the hotel, 106-feet above the ground. Those antennas, Verizon says in documents filed with the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment, "serve the important South Capitol corridor and the growing Capitol Riverfront neighborhood which has office, retail and residential uses as well as the National's stadium."

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