Bethel Tower

Bethel Cellular Tower

The Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA) is constructing a communications tower on Sand Hill Road in Bethel that will support expanded mobile broadband and voice service.

The 120-foot tower will provide service in the area of the intersection of Routes 12 and 107, identified by Connect VT as one of many mobile service target corridors throughout the state.

Through lease agreements, the tower can accommodate multiple broadband data and voice providers, plus public safety and utility radio communications. An agreement has been signed between AT&T and the VTA for up to 25 years of AT&T service from this location.

Funding comes from VTA’s capital budget appropriation from the Legislature, as part of Governor Peter Shumlin’s Connect VT initiative. The VTA Board of Directors has approved up to an additional money for construction of communications towers in order to extend cell service coverage for Vermont residents and visitors alike.

Which Roadway Corridors Will Be Covered by the Bethel Tower?

In Bethel, Route 12, Route 107 and connecting back to existing coverage on I-89,

To the south, at the fork of Routes 12 and VT Route 107,

To the north, Route 12 and Camp Brook Road, and

To the east, connecting to existing coverage on I-89.

Project Update - The first cell carrier service, AT&T, has been live since April, 2013.