|reply to DonLibes |
Re: how close can a cell tower be to a house?
Yes, generally I think a DAS will end up costing more than a traditional cell site. Keep in mind all the base station equipment still needs to be purchased to run the DAS. Generally a DAS will be put in when zoning prohibits traditional towers, or there are unique geographical features like lots of small hills that make coverage with traditional towers impractical. Also used for indoor and underground coverage.
It is probably too late in your case, but I'd pursue changes to your installation based on poor aesthetics. Antenna shrouds for the poles like you pictured in the first post, cleaning up the wiring, painting pole-mounted antennas brown to match the wood, etc. Use the phrase "neat and workmanlike manner" to your advantage.