Faso appeals to FCC for Eger Communications
Jul 31, 2018 8:00 am
Richard Moody is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media U.S. Rep. John Faso has appealed to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on behalf of Eger Communications and its pending application to build a new communications tower on Eger Farm in Livingston. Eger applied to build the tower in 2007, and the project was approved by the Livingston Planning Board in 2013. The tower was intended to be used by county emergency services and 911 dispatch. In 2015, the FCC informed the Columbia County Board of Supervisors a proceeding to review the project, initiated by Scenic Hudson, was pending. “It is unacceptable that after nearly 10 years, the FCC has not decided on the proposal to build a communications tower to replace two existing outdated structures,” Faso wrote in a recent letter to Pai. “This is a simple replacement and upgrade that is vital for our local emergency communication capability. Officials at the FCC must listen to local leaders who truly understand what their communities need.” The county is currently leasing space on telecommunication towers owned by Eger Communications along with a portion of an accessory building to serve the county’s emergency communication needs. “The telecommunications tower located on the Eger property is crucial to Columbia County’s emergency first responder communications,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murell. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.